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Trinity Women's Track And Field Athletes Receive Awards For Academics And Sportsmanship

Trinity Women's Track And Field Athletes Receive Awards For Academics And Sportsmanship

Hartford Conn. – Trinity College women's track and field senior co-captain Lauren Barrett (Peabody, Mass.), seniors Anna Barnes (Storrs, Conn.) and Morgan Hallow (Charlotte, N.C.), and juniors Katie Lazur (East Hanover, N.J.) and Devan Walsh (Danvers, Mass.) each received 2019 United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic honors. Lazur also joined juniors Katherine Bullock (Cape Neddick, Maine), Grace Harrison (Montclair, N.J.), Hannah Neufeld (Burlington, Mass.), Charlotte Robbins (Newton Center, Mass.) and Rachel Scheub (Rochester, Mass.) and sophomores Julia Burdulis (Hopkinton, Mass.), Emma Sternberg (Minneapolis, Minn.), and Rebecca Sundel (Falls Church, Va.) on the 2018-19 New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Winter and Spring All-Academic Teams. Sternberg was additionally chosen to represent Trinity women's track and field on the NESCAC Spring All-Sportsmanship Team. The Bantams, under Head Coach John Michael Mason, finished 13th in the New England Division III Indoor Championships. In the spring, 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.

To qualify for USTFCCCA All-Academic honors, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative g.p.a. of 3.30 and either competed in an NCAA Indoor or Outdoor Championship, or finished the regular season ranked in the national top 50 in an individual event or ranked in the national top 35 in a relay event on the official NCAA Descending Order List. To receive NESCAC All-Academic honors, an individual must have reached sophomore academic standing and be in good standing on their team with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.50. The NESCAC All-Sportsmanship Team is composed of one student-athlete from each institution for each sport and is selected by the players and coaches from their respective team for their positive contributions to sportsmanship. In order to be eligible for selection, student-athletes must be in good academic standing and a member of the team at the conclusion of the season.

Barrett earned All-New England recognition in the winter as part of Trinity's fifth-place foursome in the distance medley relay and again in the spring championship meet with a third-place time of 38:24.36 in the 10,000-meter run. She also won the 800 meters in the Massassoit Invitational at Springfield in indoor track, and was an All-ECAC and an All-New England indoor performer in the 4x800-meter relay as a rookie in 2015-16. A graduate of Peabody Veterans High School, Barrett graduated from Trinity in May with a degree in neuroscience. She is the daughter of Beth Goodwin and Kevin Barrett.

Barnes, a three-time USTFCCCA All-Academic selection, was a USTFCCCA All-Regional honoree as a member of Trinity's 4x400-meter relay this spring, 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 in her final season 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 Springfield Invitational in the winter and at the Coast Guard Invitational this spring, while collecting All-New England honors in the winter in both the 1,000 meters and the distance medley relay. 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 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.

Hallow, who repeats on the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team, was a USFTCCCA All-Regional honoree in the 200-meter dash and the 400-meter dash in indoor and outdoor track, and as a member of Trinity's 4x400-meter relay this spring. Hallow dominated indoors, earning six first-place finishes in the 400 meters to go along with five top-finishes in the 200 meters. She set the college indoor record in the 400 meters (56.17), collected All-New England honors in the 400-meter dash, and was crowned New England Division III 200-Meter Champion. She qualified for the NCAA Division III Championships in the 400 meters and placed 13th in the country with a time of 57.91. In the spring, Hallow 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 received All-American honors at the 2019 NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships with an eighth-place finish in the 400 meters. She was also the New England Division III Outdoor 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, a USTFCCCA All-Region selection in 2017-18, shares three all-time Trinity relay marks. A alum 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.

Lazur, a three-time USTFCCCA All-Academic selection and a six-time NESCAC All-Academic selection in indoor and outdoor track, Lazur was a USTFCCCA All-Regional honoree as a member of Trinity's 4x400-meter relay this spring, 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 also earned All-New England recognition in the winter as part of Trinity's fifth-place foursome in the distance medley relay, and she shares Trinity's all-time relay records in the 4x100-meters and the indoor and outdoor 4x400 meters. A graduate of Hanover Park High School, Lazur is majoring in neuroscience at Trinity. She is the daughter of Maureen Lazur.

Walsh, who repeats on the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team, was a USTFCCCA All-Regional honoree in the javelin throw this spring, 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 also plays basketball for the Bantams. A graduate of Danvers High School, Walsh is majoring in economics at Trinity. She is the daughter of Karen and Dan Walsh.

Bullock, a four-time NESCAC All-Academic honoree in indoor and outdoor track and field, won the long jump and the triple jump in the Trinity Invitational and the triple jump at the Coast Guard Invitational this spring. She posted Trinity's top distance in the triple jump (35'01.00") during the indoor season and its best in both the long jump 15'09.00") and the triple jump (34'10.50") outdoors. A graduate of York High School, Bullock is majoring in biomedical engineering at Trinity. She is the daughter of Michelle and Ed Bullock.  Harrison, a six-time NESCAC All-Academic honoree in cross country and indoor and outdoor track and field, is a distance runner for the track and field squad. An alum of Montclair High School, Harrison is majoring in human rights at Trinity. She is the daughter of Carol and Ken Harrison.

Neufeld, a four-time NESCAC All-Academic honoree in indoor and outdoor track and field, won the 400-meter hurdles in the Trinity Invitational and posted Trinity's top time of the spring in the event at 1:06.86. A graduate of Lexington High School, Neufeld is majoring in electrical engineering at Trinity. She is the daughter of Phyllis and Robert Neufeld.  Robbins, a four-time NESCAC All-Academic honoree in indoor and outdoor track and field, Robbins posted Trinity's top distance in the indoor weight throw (38'08.25"). She is a graduate of Newton South High School, Robbins is majoring in environmental science and urban studies at Trinity.  Scheub, a six-time NESCAC All-Academic honoree in cross country and indoor and outdoor track and field, is a middle distance runner for the track and field squad. An alum of Old Rochester High School, Scheub is majoring in neuroscience at Trinity. She is the daughter of Michelle Baum and John Scheub.

Burdulis, who also earned NESCAC All-Academic honors this fall in cross country, is a middle distance runner for the track and field squad. An alum of Hopkinton High School, Burdulis is majoring in education and psychology at Trinity. She is the daughter of Sharon and Mike Burdulis.  Sternberg posted Trinity's top distance in the long jump (15'09") during the indoor season. A graduate of Orono High School, Sternberg is majoring in English and religious studies at Trinity. She is the daughter of Manon and Bill Sternberg.  Sundel is a sprinter for the track and field squad. She is a graduate of the Hartsbrook School in Massachusetts.

USTFCCCA All-Academic information

NESCAC Spring All-Academic information

NESCAC Winter All-Academic information

NESCAC All-Sportsmanship information