NSUWolves.com – All-Region honors for the 2019 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field season were announced on Tuesday by the US Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Hanneke Oosterwegel and Tanner Berg represented Northern State on the list of honorees.
The top-5 individuals in each event from each region earned All-Region honors, in addition to each of the members of the region’s top-3 relay teams. The regions used for this award – Atlantic, Central, East, Midwest, South, South Central, Southeast and West – match those used during the cross country season.
Berg was honored on the list in the hammer throw. The sophomore broke the school record this season, throwing 61.60m (202-01.00). His mark ranks 13th nationally in the event with a national provisional mark. He also finished as the NSIC runner-up in the event earning all-conference accolades.
Oosterwegel was honored on the list in the 400m hurdles. She won the NSIC Championship in the event last weekend with a season-best time of 59.78. She currently ranks 13th overall in the event with a national provisional time.
It was also announced yesterday that they will be the only two NSU student-athletes taking part in the 2019 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships hosted by Texas A&M University, Kingsville.
The hammer throw with Berg is set for 3:30p on Thursday, May 23, with a total of 24 athletes in competition. Oosterwegel will begin competition at 8:25p that night. Should she advance, the finals are scheduled for 7:20p on Saturday, May 25.