|NEW ORLEANS, La. – Three members of the Bloomsburg men’s and women’s track & field teams earned All-Region honors from the United States Track & Field and Cross-Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), Wednesday afternoon.|
Senior Dahlia Hosey (Wellsboro, Pa./Wellsboro Area) and freshman Kelly Leszcynski (Nazareth, Pa./Nazareth) from the women’s team picked up the accolades, while Matthew Whitaker () from the men’s team was honored. The top-5 individuals in each event from each region earned All-Region honors, in addition to each of the members of a top-3 ranked relay team.
Leszcynski finished the regular season ranked first overall in the Atlantic Region in the javelin throw with her school-record distance of 45.28 meters, which she hit at the LHU Qualifier. She finished second overall at the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Championship meet in the javelin with a throw of 43.88 meters. Leszcynski’s season continues next Saturday, May 27, when she competes at the NCAA DII Outdoor Track & Field National Championship meet. The freshman goes into the national championship meet ranked 11th overall.
Hosey wrapped up the season ranked fifth in the region in the long jump with 5.72 meters. The all-region accolade is the second of her career. Hosey took third in the long jump at the PSAC championship meet. Whitaker earned his first all-region honor after finishing the season ranked third overall in the region in the javelin with a throw of 58.59 meters which he hit at the LHU Qualifier. Whitaker finished fourth overall in the javelin at the PSAC Championship meet with a throw of 58.14 meters.