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Bald Eagles have athletes earn honors

The United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association released its 2022 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field All-Region Teams and the Lock Haven University women’s outdoor track and field team sent three student-athletes in a total of four events to the All-Atlantic Region Team.

Morgan Perry brought home the honors in the 5,000-meter run and the 3,000-meter steeplechase after her strong spring performances. Perry placed third in the steeplechase at the 2022 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships with a strong time of 11:16.34, and capped off her championships with a fourth-place finish in the 5K with a time of 17:57.52.

Billie Jo Bollinger notched the award in the 400-meter hurdles after bringing home bronze at the PSAC Championships in May. Bollinger owns the No. 2 mark in LHU history in the event with a time of 1:02.32

In the throws, Megan Manglaviti earned All-Region honors in the hammer after her fifth-place finish at the PSAC Championships with a mark of 160 feet, 6 inches. Manglaviti’s season personal-best throw of 164-1 placed her fourth all-time at LHU.

The top-5 individuals in each event from each region earned All-Region honors, in addition to each of the members of a top-3 ranked relay team.

Only USTFCCCA member programs are eligible for awards.

On the men’s side, the duo of Gage Krall and Ryan Miller were both named to the prestigious list in their sophomore campaigns.

Krall earned All-Region honors in the 5,000 meters after bringing home the PSAC crown this spring. At the championships, Krall bested the field with a time of 14:54.61. Also in his strong 2022 campaign, Krall set the No. 2 all-time mark at LHU in the 3,000 meters and clocked in at 8:27.76.

On the heels of recently being named a College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-American, Miller picked up the award in the 400 meters. Miller finished second at the PSAC Championships in the 400-meter dash with a time of 47.63. The personal-best effort marked an NCAA Division II Championship provisional-qualifying mark and stands at the fourth-fastest time in school history.

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