Quartet named to USTFCCA Indoor All-Region squad

(L-R) Ajai Brooks, Arlesha Cospy, Hannah Hall and David Carter | Photos by Brett Dunbar
(L-R) Ajai Brooks, Arlesha Cospy, Hannah Hall and David Carter | Photos by Brett Dunbar

The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced the Division III All-Region teams on Monday, and four Denison athletes received Great Lakes Region honors.

On the women's side, sophomore Ajai Brooks and juniors Hannah Hall and Arlesha Cospy all earned all-region accolades.  Brooks garnered all-region honors in both the 60 and 200-meter events. The sophomore sprinter qualified for the 2017 NCAA Indoor Championship meet after finishing in the top-10 nationally in both events. Brooks is currently tied for the fourth-best time in the 60-meter dash at 7.69, while her 200 time of 25.34 is ninth in the country.

Hall will join Brooks at nationals after re-setting her own school record in the high jump with a mark of 5'7.75". That height earned Hall second place at the NCAC Indoor Championship event and secured her spot in the 17-athlete field at this weekend's NCAA Indoor Championship. Cospy finished third in the weight throw and shot put at the conference meet with heaves of 50'10" and 43'11.25", respectively. Both tosses re-set the junior's own school records.

On the men's side, sophomore David Carter earned all-region honors in the triple jump. Carter posted a new personal record en route to claiming the NCAC title in the triple jump. The sophomore posted a combined leap of 45'10.50".