Trinity Women's Track and Field Athletes Earn Post-Season Academic and Sportsmanship Accolades

Morgan Hallow '20
Morgan Hallow '20

Hartford, Conn. - The Trinity College women's track and field team was named as a United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) National All-Academic Team, while Bantam junior Anna Barnes (Storrs, Conn.), sophomores Morgan Hallow (Charlotte, N.C.), Katie Lazur (East Hanover, N.J.) and Devan Walsh (Danvers, Mass.) and rookie Samantha March (Glastonbury, Conn.) earned USTFCCCA All-Academic individual honors. Along with seniors Briana Daley (Oak Brook, Ill.), Sara Curtis (Milton, Mass.), Hannah Ells (Amesbury, Mass.), Molly Ryan(Stratham, N.H.), Katie Lee (Sudbury, Mass.), junior Abby Allardi (Reading, Mass.) and sophomores Katherine Bullock (Cape Neddick, Maine), Grace Harrison (Montclair, N.J.), Hannah Neufeld (Burlington, Mass.), Rachel Scheub (Rochester, Mass.) and Charlotte Robbins (Newton Center, Mass.), Lazur was also named to the 2017 New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Winter and Spring All-Academic Teams, and Curtis was additionally selected to represent Trinity women's track and field on the 2018 NESCAC Fall All-Sportsmanship Team. The Trinity women's indoor and outdoor track and field team, coached by George Suitor (26th Season), finished 1th in the 2018 New England Division III Championships. In the spring, the Bantams placed seventh in the NESCAC Championships, fifth in the New England Division III Championships, and tied for 20th place in the New England Open Championships.

Overall, there were 291 teams that were named All-Academic Teams by the USTFCCCA. For a team to be considered for the distinction, it must have competed and compiled a team score at an NCAA Regional Meet, and must also have a minimum team g.p.a. of 3.10. Trinity's squad finished with a 3.34 g.p.a. In total, there were 627 women who earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors during the 2017-18 track & field seasons. In order to be named USTFCCA All-Academic, student-athletes must have a cumulative g.p.a. of 3.30 and finish in the top-25 percent at their respective regional. The NESCAC All-Academic team, named at the conclusion of the fall, winter and spring seasons, consists of all eligible student-athletes from each of the 11 conference institutions. To be eligible in 2017-18, student-athletes must have reached sophomore academic standing, and be in good standing in their sport with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.40.

Barnes, who repeats on the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team, posted Trinity's top time in the 800 meters in both seasons, in the mile run in the indoor season and in the 1,500-meter run during the outdoor campaign. She was an also an All-New England Division III honoree in the 4x400-meter indoor relay (8th), and won the 800-meter run in the Massassoit Invitational at Springfield, and the mile run in both the Massassoit Invitational and the Smith Invitational during the indoor season. In spring invitationals, Barnes took first place in the 800 meters at the Coast Guard Invitational and in the 1,500 meters at both Trinity Invitational and the Wesleyan Invitational. Barnes, who also runs cross country for the Bantams, has collected multiple championship honors in her three years of track and field, and was named to the 2016-17 NESCAC All-Academics in both sports. A graduate of Edwin O. Smith High School, Barnes is majoring in neuroscience at Trinity. She is the daughter of Patricia and Morgan Barnes.

Hallow set a new Trinity outdoor record in the 400 meters (57.21) during the outdoor season, and was an also an All-NESCAC (3rd) and an All-New England Division III (2nd) honoree in the outdoor event. She also won the outdoor 400-meter run in both the MIT Invitational and the Trinity Invitational. Hallow was a member of two relay foursomes that set new Bantam outdoor records, helping the 4x100-meter relay win the Trinity Invitational in 47.85 and the 4x400-meter post a time of 3:56.38 at the MIT Invitational. She collected All-NESCAC (2nd), All-New England Division III (2nd), and All-New England Open (8th) honors in the 4x100-meter relay for the second year in a row this spring. Hallow, who joined Trinity's track and field squad in her second year on campus, is a graduate of St. Andrew's School in Delaware. She is the daughter of Joe and Barbara Hallow.

Lazur, who repeats on the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team, posted Trinity's top time in the 400-meter dash, was an also an All-New England Division III honoree in the 4x400-meter indoor relay (8th), and won the 400 meters at the Smith Invitational during the indoor season. She was a member of two relay foursomes that set new Bantam outdoor records, helping the 4x100-meter relay win the Trinity Invitational in 47.85 and the 4x400-meter post a time of 3:56.38 at the MIT Invitational. Lazur collected All-NESCAC (2nd), All-New England Division III (2nd), and All-New England Open (8th) honors in the 4x100-meter relay for the second year in a row this spring. A graduate of Hanover Park High School, Lazur is majoring in neuroscience at Trinity. She is the daughter of Maureen Lazur.

Walsh posted Trinity's top distance in the javelin throw and was an All-NESCAC (3rd), All-New England Division III (6th), and All-New England Open (8th) performer in the event. Walsh, who also plays basketball for the Bantams, is a graduate of Danvers High School. She is the daughter of Karen and Dan Walsh.  March posted Trinity's top distance in both the long jump and the triple jump, was an All-New England Division III (6th) performer in the triple jump, and won the triple jump at the Wesleyan Invitational during her rookie indoor season. In the spring, March was the top Bantam triple jumper and collected All-NESCAC (3rd), All-New England Division III (2nd), and All-New England Open (8th) honors. She also plays soccer for the Bantams. A graduate of KIngswood-Oxford School, March is majoring in economics at Trinity. She is the daughter of Lisa and Matthew March.

Daley, also a Trinity cross country captain who has earned NESCAC All-Academic honors nine times on the cross country and track and field teams, posted Trinity's top time in the 3,000-meter run in both the indoor and outdoor campaigns. She won the 3,000 meters at the Wesleyan Invitational and ran a leg in the 4x800-meter relay to help the Bantams take first place that event in the spring. An alum of Fenwick High School, Daley graduated from Trinity in May with a degree in English and education. She is the daughter of William and Camela Daley.  Ells, also a Trinity cross country captain who has earned NESCAC All-Academic honors nine times on the cross country and track and field teams, was an All-New England Division III honoree in the indoor 4x400-meter relay (8th) this winter. A graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas High School, Ells graduated from Trinity in May with a degree in English. She is the daughter of Kathy and Jon Ells.

Ryan competed predominantly in the 400 meter-run. She also ran cross country for the Bantams, and has combined to earn NESCAC All-Academic recognition nine times in both sports. An alum of Exeter High School, Ryan graduated from Trinity in May with a degree in neuroscience. She is the daughter of James and Mary Ellen Ryan.  Curtis competed predominantly in the distance events. She also ran cross country and had played tennis for the Bantams, and has combined to earn NESCAC All-Academic recognition six times in all of her sports. An alum of Ursuline Academy, Curtis graduated from Trinity in May with a degree in political science. She is the daughter of David and Susann Curtis.  Lee was a sprinter for the Bantams and a five-time NESCAC All-Academic honoree. An alum of Lincoln-Sudbury High School, Lee graduated from Trinity in May with a degree in political science. She is the daughter of Anne and Patrick Lee.  Allardi, a four-time NESCAC All-Academic honoree, posted Trinity's top time in the 60-meters hurdles during the indoor season, and the top time the 100-meter hurdles and the top score in the heptathlon in the spring. A graduate of Reading Memorial High School, Allardi is majoring in English at Trinity. She is the daughter of Michelle and Michael Allardi.  Bullock posted Trinity's top distance in the long jump during the outdoor season. A graduate of York High School, she is the daughter of Michelle and Ed Bullock.

Harrison, also a Trinity starter and a NESCAC All-Academic honoree in cross country in the fall, posted Trinity's top time in the 5,000-meter run in the indoor season and won the event at the Trinity Invitational in the spring. An alum of Montclair High School, Harrison is majoring in International Studies at Trinity. She is the daughter of Carol and Ken Harrison.  Neufeld posted Trinity's top time in the 500-meter run during the indoor season and in the 400-meter hurdles in the outdoor campaign. She won the 400-meter hurdles at the Trinity Invitational in the spring. A graduate of Lexington High School, Neufeld is majoring in biomedical engineering at Trinity. She is the daughter of Phyllis and Robert Neufeld.  Robbins posted Trinity's top distance in the discus throw and the weight throw during the indoor season. She is a graduate of Newton South High School.  Scheub, also a Trinity cross country runner who earned NESCAC Fall All-Academic honors on that team, ran a leg in the 4x800-meter relay to help the Bantams take first place that in that event in the spring. An alum of Old Rochester High School, Scheub is majoring in neuroscience at Trinity. She is the daughter of Michelle Baum and John Scheub.

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