Cougars Put Six on All-Southeast Region Team
New Orleans, LA – Six members of the Columbus State University men's track and field team were named to the 2012 U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Southeast Region team announced by the organization.
The top-five times or distances from the region in any individual events along with each member of a relay team that is ranked in the top-three earned All-Region distinction.
Jeremy Williams was named All-Southeast Region in four events while freshman Kris Maragh earned the honor in three different competitions. Stephen Bowers, Gerald Chichester, Douglas Lynch and Joshua Tolbert also were named to the squad for the CSU.
Williams had a solid junior season for Columbus State running in the 100, 200 and 400-meter dashes as he was named All-Region in all three events. He broke his personal best time in the 100-meter dash at the Coach O Invitational this season crossing the line in 10.74 seconds.
Williams along with Chichester, Tolbert and Maragh made up CSU's 4x100-meter relay team that was named All-Region after running a season best time of 41.58 at the Tiger Track Classic.
Maragh had arguably the best season in CSU men's track and field history just missing out on qualifying for the NCAA National Championship in the 100 and 200-meter dashes. The freshman broke the school's record in the 100-meter dash crossing the line in 10.29 seconds at the Emory Invitational and then broke the 200-meter dash record with a 21.17 second performance at the Coach O Invitational.
Bowers ran a career best 14:58.14 in the 5000-meter run at the Georgia Tech Invitational to be named an All-Region runner while Lynch broke the school record in the javelin throw with a distance of 50.87 meters at the Emory Classic to garner the status.