Columbus State Well Represented on All-Southeast Region Team
New Orleans, LA – Six members of the Columbus State University women'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 event along with each member of a relay team that is ranked in the top-three earned All-Region distinction.
Shan Crawford capped off her senior season by being named All-Region in four different events while freshman Zanquetta Smith also received four All-Region accolades. Asha Alexander, Chatil Bradford, LaQuita Daniel and Marina DeFoor were also included on the list.
Crawford is a two-time All-American for Columbus State and will run in three different events in the upcoming NCAA Championships. This season, Crawford has the fifth best time nationally in the 100-meter dash (11.71) and the third best time in the 200-meter dash (23.85).
Along with Alexander, Daniel and Smith, Crawford and the Lady Cougar 4x100-meter relay team has the fourth quickest time in the nation with a time of 45.48 seconds.
Crawford was also named All-Region in the triple jump after her 10.89 meter performance in the opening meet of the season.
Smith had a fine freshman season earning All-Region awards in the 100, 200 and the 400-meter dashes and is also apart of the 4x100-meter relay team. She has personal best times of 12.34 in the 100, 24.51 in the 200 and 58.31 in the 400.
Daniel had a strong season for the Lady Cougars in her senior year. In addition to being named All-Region as part of the 4x100 relay team, the Columbus native also received the award for the 200 and 400-meter dashes. She set career mark in the 200-meter dash with a time of 24.51 and set the school record in the 400-meter dash crossing the line in 57.98 seconds.
DeFoor continued to improve in her sophomore season as she received All-Region honors in the 100-meter hurdles. In the War Eagle Invite, DeFoor set a new school record finishing the event in 15.92 seconds.
Bradford represented CSU well in the field events this season including setting a new school mark with a 13.03 shot put throw in the Georgia Tech Invitational. She was also named All-Region in the discus throw.
Crawford and the 4x100-meter relay team will compete in the NCAA Championships this week beginning on Thursday, May 24 in Pueblo, Colorado.