NEW ORLEANS – A total of seven Stevenson University men's outdoor track and field student-athletes were honored as six Mustang performances were recognized as the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Association (USTFCCA) released its All-Region lists on Tuesday.
Leading the way was junior Kendall Belser as he was honored in both the 100 and 200 meter dashes, as well as a member of the Mustang 4x100 relay squad that also featured freshman Dereck Davis, junior Malcolm Hayward and junior Matt Riggins. Freshman Ritchie Case was honored in the decathlon, while sophomore Iddriss Iddriss was recognized in the 800-meter run. Freshman Dimeon Wright received All-Region accolades in the long jump.
To be named all-region, and athlete must either be raked in the top-5 of an individual event in their respective region according to the final TFRRS data or be part of top-3 relay team.
Belser posted the third-fastest time in the Mideast Region in the 100 at the Middle Atlantic Conference Championship in early May with a time of 10.75 seconds, while his time of 21.77 seconds at the MAC Championship in the 200 ranks No. 4 in the region. Belser took first place in both events. Belser, Davis, Hayward and Riggins took first at the MAC meet and laid down the No. 2 4x100 time in the region with a 41.72-second effort.
Case ranks No. 1 in the decathlon and placed first at the MAC Championship by compiling 5939 points. Iddriss owns the top 800 time in the region (1:51.27) at the Swarthmore Final Qualifier, a time that ranks No. 12 nationally and qualified him for the NCAA Championship that begins Thursday. Likewise, Wright qualified for the NCAA meet with a long jump effort of 7.26 meters at Swarthmore, good for fourth in the region.
The Stevenson men's outdoor track and field team captured its first MAC outdoor championship in 2018, tying perennial power Widener for the top spot.