Posted: May 31, 2019
SEGUIN, Texas -- Eight Texas Lutheran student-athletes picked up United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Region honors for the 2019 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field season.
The top five ranked individuals in each event from each region earned All-Region honors.
Additionally, each of the members of a top three ranked relay teams in each region were named All-Region.
A total of 1,915 honors were handed out to athletes from USTFCCCA member institutions, which included a near-even split between men's (951) and women's programs (964).
TLU's national runner-up in the shot put, Garrett Garza (Round Rock/Stony Point), earned All-Region honors in two events – the shot put and the discus.
Fellow All-American Darren Jones (Waller/Waller) collected All-Region honors in three events: the 100-meter dash, the 200, and the 4x100 relay. Jones earned outdoor All-America honors this year with an eighth-place finish.
Paris Foster (Magnolia/Magnolia) also received three All-Region citations with top-five regional rankings in the 110 hurdles, the 4x100 relay, and the 100. Foster ran in the outdoor championship national meet in all three events.
Connor Thompson (Nederland/Nederland) and Tyler Dykes (Iola/Iola) rounded out the Bulldogs' 4x100 relay team. Both earned All-Region honors for being on the relay squad. Thompson added All-Region honors in the open 400.
TLU Women's Track & Field was represented by Tia Hart (Edna/Industrial), Cortnee Priour (Victoria/Goliad), and Ashley Rynard (Temple/Temple).
Hart, a freshman, was top-five in the region for the javelin, with a school-record toss of 134 feet, 11 inches. She made her first NCAA Division III national championship appearance this year.
Priour, a senior, claimed All-Region honors in two events – the long jump and the triple jump. Priour advanced to the national championship meet in the triple jump this year after being an All-American in the long jump last year.
Rynard, a junior, also picked up All-Region honors in two events – the 800 and the 1,500. Rynard ran in the DIII national championship meet in the 800 for a second consecutive year.
2019 Texas Lutheran All-Region Honorees for Outdoor Track & Field
|Tia Hart||Texas Lutheran||Javelin||134' 11" (41.14m)|
|Cortnee Priour||Texas Lutheran||Triple Jump||38' 9" (11.81m)|
|Cortnee Priour||Texas Lutheran||Long Jump||18' 5 1/4" (5.62m)|
|Ashley Rynard||Texas Lutheran||1500 Meters||4:41.86|
|Ashley Rynard||Texas Lutheran||800 Meters||2:11.57|
|Tyler Dykes||Texas Lutheran||4×100 Relay||41.31|
|Paris Foster||Texas Lutheran||110 Meter Hurdles||14.62|
|Paris Foster||Texas Lutheran||4x100 Relay||41.31|
|Paris Foster||Texas Lutheran||100 Meters||10.63|
|Garrett Garza||Texas Lutheran||Shot Put||57' 3/4" (17.39m)|
|Garrett Garza||Texas Lutheran||Discus||155' 9" (47.48m)|
|Darren Jones||Texas Lutheran||100 Meters||10.56|
|Darren Jones||Texas Lutheran||200 Meters||21.37|
|Darren Jones||Texas Lutheran||4x100 Relay||41.31|
|Connor Thompson||Texas Lutheran||400 Meters||48.04|
|Connor Thompson||Texas Lutheran||4x100 Relay||41.31|