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LeTourneau University – Sports


NEW ORLEANS, LA – The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) has announced the All-Region honorees. For the 2018 NCAA Division III outdoor track & field season with LeTourneau University freshman pole vaulters Alex Hindman and Austin Parrish along with junior decathlon athlete Arvin Hrushka becoming the first outdoor All-Region honorees in program history.

The top-5 individuals in each event from each region earned All-Region distinction, in addition to each of the members of the region’s top-3 relays teams. The areas used for this award – Atlantic, Central, Great Lakes, Mideast, Midwest, New England, South/Southeast, and West – match those used during the cross country season.

Heading into this weekend’s NCAA Division III Outdoor Championship Meet, Parrish and Hindman are tied for the best pole vault mark in the South/Southeast Region with a mark of 4.90 meters (16 ft. – 0.75 in.). Hrushka finished off his first season as a YellowJacket athlete with the second-best decathlon score in the south/southeast region with 5,253 points.

Hindman and Parrish will compete in the NCAA Division III Outdoor National Championship Meet, to be held beginning Thursday, May 24 at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in La Crosse, WI. To be eligible to compete in the meet, Hindman and Parrish had to qualify as one of the top-20 declared individuals in his event, with both athletes currently ranked 14th among all NCAA Division III athletes in the pole vault. The meet is scheduled to get underway at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.

Matt Kinney

Sports Information Director