BUCKHANNON – The West Virginia Wesleyan men's and women's track and field programs landed six student-athletes on the 2016 U. S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) 2016 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field All-Region team that was announced recently.
On the women's side, the Lady Bobcats placed four on the squad – Lauren Cvechko in the heptathlon, Essence Barron in the triple jump, Sydney Pineault in the steeplechase and Amber Stewart in the heptathlon.
The Bobcats landed two on the All-Region team.
Both the men's and women's teams won the 2016 Mountain East Conference championships two weeks ago.
"I am really proud of the season as a whole," remarked head coach Jesse Skiles. "These awards represent several elements of our student-athletes performing at high levels."
To be named All-Region, an athlete must either be ranked in the top-five of an individual event in the region according to final TFRRS data or be part of a top-3 relay team.