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Seven Trinity Women's Track And Field Athletes Named To All-Region Squad

Seven Trinity Women's Track And Field Athletes Named To All-Region Squad

Hartford, Conn. - Trinity College women's outdoor track and field seniors Anna Barnes (Storrs, Conn.) and Morgan Hallow (Charlotte, N.C.), juniors Peace Kabari (Manchester, N.H.), Katie Lazur (East Hanover, N.J.), and Devan Walsh (Danvers, Mass.), and sophomores Izzy Bruno (Winchester, Mass.) and Emma Buckley (Hanover, N.Y.) were each named to the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) New England All-Region Team thanks to their outstanding performances across the spring season. The Bantams, coached by John Michael Mason (1st Season), finished 10th in the NESCAC Championship Meet, tied for fourth in the New England Division III Championships, 11th in the New England Open Championships, and tied for 31st in the NCAA Division III Championships this spring.

The top five individuals in each event from each region and each member of the region's top three relay teams earn USTFCCA All-Region recognition. Trinity, led by Head Coach John Michael Mason (1st season), finished 10th in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Championships, tied for fourth in the New England at the Division III Championships, and tied for ninth in the New England Open Championships this spring. Barnes received All-Region honors as a member of Trinity's 4x400-meter relay, while Hallow was All-Region in the 200-meter dash, the 400-meter dash, and as a member of the 4x400-meter relay. Kabari was an All-Region selection in both the discus throw and the shot put, while Lazur was All-Region as a member of the 4x400-meter relay, and Walsh collected her All-Region accolade in the javelin throw. Bruno earned All-Region as a high jumper and Buckley was the fourth member of Trinity's All-Region 4x400-meter relay. Barnes, Hallow, Kabari, Walsh, and Bruno each qualified for the NCAA Division III Championships in Ohio, and both Hallow and Kabari were honored as All-Americans for top-eight finishes at Nationals.

Hallow earned her All-Region honors in the 200-meter dash, the 400-meter dash, and as a member of Trinity's 4x400-meter relay. She earned All-New England honors with a second-place time of 25.14 in the 200 meters at the New England Division III Championships, and won the event at five different meets this spring. Hallow set a new Trinity record in the 400-meter dash with a time of 56.45 at the 2019 NCAA Division III Championships, and finish eighth nationally in the event. She was also the New England Division III Champion in the 400 meters, and won the event at two other spring meets. In the 4x400-meter relay, Hallow helped the Bantam foursome earn All-New England Division III (4th) and All-New England Open (6th) performances, and set a new Trinity record with a time of 3:52.30. Hallow, who earned USTFCCCA All-Region accolades in the 200- and the 400-meters during the 2018-19 indoor season, has scored at championships meets 15 times in three seasons since joining the track and field squad as a sophomore. She holds Trinity indoor (57.43) and outdoor (56.17) 400-meter records or shares three all-time Trinity relay marks. Hallow was a USTFCCCA All-Region outdoor and All-Academic honoree as well in 2017-18. A graduate of St. Andrew's School in Delaware, Hallow graduated from Trinity in May with a degree in Classics and philosophy. She is the daughter of Barbara and Joe Hallow.

Kabari earned her All-Region honors in the discus throw and the spot put. She set a new Trinity record in the shot put with a second-place toss of 49'05.75" at the 2019 NCAA Division III Championships, and won the New England Division III and the New England Open Championship titles in the event. Kabari placed second in the shot put NESCAC Championship Meet, while winning that event and finishing second in the discus throw at three different invitational meets this spring. Her top discus throw of 135'07" in the Williams Last Chance Meet earned her All-Region recognition in that event. Kabari, who also earned USTFCCCA All-Region shot put accolades the last two winters, despite competing in just a couple of events each year after the conclusion of her basketball season, and in the springs of 2016 and 2017, has scored at championships meets eight times in three seasons. She holds all-time Trinity records in both the indoor and outdoor shot put, and received a Robert R. Bartlett Award from the Trinity Athletic Department this spring for her work in the campus and surrounding communities this spring. Kabari is an All-NESCAC basketball player for the Bantams, and helped that squad qualify for the post-season the last two years. A graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy, Kabari is majoring in political science at Trinity. She is the daughter of Monday and Kornebari Kabari.

Walsh earned her All-Region honors in the javelin throw, after winning the New England Open title, placing second in the NESCAC Championship Meet, and earning fourth in the New England Division III Championships with her career-best distance of 141'01". Walsh qualified for the NCAA Division III Championships and came in 10th place nationally with a throw of 133'02". She also won the javelin twice at invitational meets this spring, and, has scored at championships meets six times in three seasons. Walsh, who also plays basketball for the Bantams, was a USTFCCCA All-Academic honoree as a sophomore. A graduate of Danvers High School, Walsh is majoring in economics at Trinity. She is the daughter of Karen and Dan Walsh.

Bruno earned her All-Region honors in the high jump thanks to her NCAA-qualifying mark of 5'05.75" that set a new Trinity record and was good for first place at the Williams College Last Chance Meet. Bruno qualified for the NCAA Division III Championships and came in 22nd place nationally with a mark of 5'01.25". She also won the high jump at two meets this winter and spring. A graduate of Winchester High School, she is the daughter of Silvana and Raffaele Bruno.

Barnes earned her All-Region honors as a member of Trinity's 4x400-meter relay, helping the Bantam foursome earn All-New England Division III (4th) and All-New England Open (6th) performances, and set a new Trinity record with a time of 3:52.30. Barnes was a national qualifier this spring in the 1,500-meter run, and placed 12th nationally in that event with a time of 4:40.26 at the 2019 NCAA Division III Championships. She also won the 800 meters at the Coast Guard Invitational this spring and earned All-New England honors in the winter in the 1,000 meters. Barnes has scored at championships meets 12 times in four seasons, and holds Trinity's all-time record of 2:56.62 in the indoor 1,000 meters. She was a USTFCCCA All-Academic honoree in 2017 and 2018, and has received NESCAC All-Academic honors three times in track and cross country. A graduate of Edwin O. Smith High School, Barnes graduated from Trinity in May with a degree in neuroscience. She is the daughter of Patricia and Morgan Barnes.

Lazur earned her All-Region honors as a member of Trinity's 4x400-meter relay, helping the Bantam foursome earn All-New England Division III (4th) and All-New England Open (6th) performances, and set a new Trinity record with a time of 3:52.30. Lazur has scored at championships meets nine times in three seasons, and shares Trinity's all-time relay records in the 4x100-meters and the indoor and outdoor 4x400 meters. She was a USTFCCCA All-Academic honoree in 2017 and 2018, and has collected NESCAC All-Academic honors four times in the last two years. A graduate of Hanover Park High School, Lazur is majoring in neuroscience at Trinity. She is the daughter of Maureen Lazur.

Buckley earned her All-Region honors as a member of Trinity's 4x400-meter relay, helping the Bantam foursome earn All-New England Division III (4th) and All-New England Open (6th) performances, and set a new Trinity record with a time of 3:52.30. Buckley shines as a Trinity sprinter, having earned All-New England honors with an eighth-place time of 12.54 in the 100-meter dash this spring. Buckley has scored at championships meets seven times in just two seasons, and shares Trinity's all-time relay records in the 4x100-meters and the indoor and outdoor 4x400 meters. A graduate of Thayer Academy, she is the daughter of Jennifer and Timothy Buckley.

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