NEW ORLEANS – Salisbury University men's track & field senior Luke Campbell added another award to his trophy case, as he was named the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches' Association 2016 NCAA Division III All-Mideast Region Men's Track Athlete of the Year. He led a group of eight Salisbury men and women that were named to the All-Mideast Region teams in seven total events for the outdoor season, the organization announced.
Campbell ran the top times in the region in the 110- and 400-meter hurdles, as he also ranks first in the country in the 400 hurdles (51.24 seconds) and second in the 110 hurdles (14.04 seconds). He earned an All-Region selection in both events, while adding two more selections in the 4x100- and 4x400-meter relays. His efforts this season also earned him the Capital Athletic Conference's Men's Track Athlete of the Year.
Sophomore Zach Schmelz earned three All-Region honors in the 4x400 and 4x100 relays and the 400-meter dash.
Junior Jerel Madison and sophomore Eric Halton were the other two Sea Gulls to notch multiple selections. Madison earned the honors in the 4x100 and 4x400 relays, while Halton grabbed the awards in the 400 dash and the 4x400 relay.
The 12th total selection for the men went to sophomore Jack McCloskey in the 4x100 relay.
The Sea Gull women tallied three All-Region selections, led by junior Meghan McGowan, as she notched the award in the high jump.
In order to be selected to the All-Region team, an athlete must be ranked in the top five in the region for an individual event or be in the top three for a relay team.
The Sea Gulls are next in action in the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field National Championships, beginning on Thursday, May 26 at 3 p.m.
To view the full All-Region release, click here.
To view the full Regional awards release, click here.