NEW ORLEANS -- Following top-four performances in the West Region during the NCAA Division III indoor track and field season, sophomore Alaina King and Bryce Johnson were selected as U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Region honorees, the organization announced last week.
King finished the 2016-17 indoor season with the second-best mark in the 400 meters of any competitor in the West Region. At February's Seattle Pacific Final Qualifier, King posted an adjusted mark of 58.40 and finished second in the event to only Erykah Weems of Central Washington, an NCAA Div. II institution. Her actual time was 57.63, which set a new personal best for King in an indoor competition. She finished the season with the 40th-best time in the nation.
In the men's 400 meters, Johnson had the fourth-fastest time at the same event with a time of 51.56. With an actual mark of 50.74, Johnson ran a heat with competitors from Western Oregon, Washington and Seattle Pacific. The time set a new personal best for Johnson in the event.
To be named All-Region, an athlete must either be ranked in the top-5 of an individual event in the region or be part of a top-3 relay team.