Rams notch six all-region performances
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Track & Field - Mon, May 22, 2017

MOUNT VERNON – Four Cornell student-athletes earned All-Central Region honors in six events, it was announced Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) for the 2017 NCAA Division III outdoor track & field season.

The top five individuals in each event from each region – along with the region's top three relay teams – receive all-region distinction.

The Rams' six all-region selections tied St. Norbert for the most of any Midwest Conference institution.

Abrah Masterson (SR/Granby, Colo.) was recognized in distance races at 5000 meters (16:57.06, No. 13 NCAA) and 10000 meters (34:59.25, No. 5 NCAA), two events in which she qualified for this week's NCAA Championships. The eight-time track all-American has garnered nine all-region awards the past two years.

Senior Nikki Leach (SR/Landenberg, Pa.) earned all-region status in the 100 hurdles (14.65, No. 28 NCAA). Libby Schnoor (JR/Camanche, Iowa) was honored in the javelin (126-2, school record). The junior pentathlon all-American will compete in the heptathlon Thursday and Friday at the NCAA meet.

The three honorees helped Cornell's women's team climb to No. 10 in the latest Central Region rankings.   

Zilaitis gathered all-region accolades in the men's shot put (54-8.25, No. 14 NCAA) and hammer throw (school-record 189-2, No. 11 NCAA). The senior will compete in both events at NCAA outdoors. Zilaitis is a two-time indoor all-American and seven-time all-region recipient.