Eight Texas Lutheran student-athletes picked up United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Region honors for the 2019 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field season.
The top five ranked individuals in each event from each region earned All-Region honors.
Additionally, each of the members of the top three ranked relay teams in each region were named All-Region.
A total of 1,915 honors were handed out to athletes from USTFCCCA member institutions, which included a near-even split between men's (951) and women's programs (964).
TLU's national runner-up in the shot put, Garrett Garza (Round Rock/Stony Point), earned All-Region honors in two events — the shot put and the discus.
Fellow All-American Darren Jones collected All-Region honors in three events: the 100-meter dash, the 200, and the 4x100 relay. Jones earned outdoor All-America honors this year with an eighth-place finish.
Paris Foster also received three All-Region citations with top-five regional rankings in the 110 hurdles, the 4x100 relay, and the 100. Foster ran in the outdoor championship national meet in all three events.
Connor Thompson and Tyler Dykes rounded out the Bulldogs' 4x100 relay team. Both earned All-Region honors for being on the relay squad. Thompson added All-Region honors in the open 400.
TLU women's track and field was represented by Tia Hart, Cortnee Priour, and Ashley Rynard.
Hart, a freshman, was top-five in the region for the javelin, with a school-record toss of 134 feet, 11 inches. She made her first NCAA Division III national championship appearance this year.
Priour, a senior, claimed All-Region honors in two events — the long jump and the triple jump. Priour advanced to the national championship meet in the triple jump this year after being an All-American in the long jump last year.
Rynard, a junior, also picked up All-Region honors in two events – the 800 and the 1,500. Rynard ran in the DIII national championship meet in the 800 for a second consecutive year.