May 23, 2012 – The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association recently named All-Region honorees for outdoor track & field in Division II and Fort Valley State University was represented by 14 student-athletes who were selected to the All-Region Team. The Wildcats received All-Region honors for competition in the South Region. Selection to the team includes the top five from each region in individual events and every member of a relay team ranked in the region’s top three.
FVSU placed nine women and five men on the All-Region Team. Sophomore standout Portia Wilson led the way for the Lady Wildcats with region honors in the 100- and 200-meter dashes and as a member of the 4×100– and 4×400-meter relay teams. ShankeviaBurke and Shaquavia Porter received three All-Regions nods. Burke claimed awards in the long and triple jump and as a 4×100-meter relay team member. Porter was recognized as a member of the 4×400-meter relay team; the 100-meter hurdles; and the 400-meter hurdles.
Brittany Mallard joined the team for her performance in the 400-meter dash and as a member of the 4×400-meter relay team. Aamiyra Bryant was selected as a top-five finisher in the 100-meter hurdles and Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference record holder Shakari Frazier was named to the team for her effort in the hammer throw. Shakeyla Faulk and Victoria Ingram received honors as members of the 4×100-meter relay team and Tanickia Johnson was tapped with the All-Region Award as a member of the 4×400-meter relay team.
For the FVSU men, Demetri Sawyer and Timothy Snow won dual awards. Sawyer was named in the 400-meter hurdles and as a member of the 4×400-meter relay team. Snow joined Sawyer in the 4×400-meter relay team award and as a top five finisher in the 400 meter dash.
Teammates Aaron Allen and Jermaine Redmond collected the All-Region award as members of the 4×400-meter relay team and Darrius Davis was tabbed with the award for his performance in the 110-meter hurdles.
A total of 1,274 athletes received 1,854 USTFCCCA All-Region nods.
To view the complete list of honorees click here.