NEW ORLEANS – Junior Shauna-Kay Creary and freshman Simone Grant of the University of the District of Columbia have earned U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-East Region honors.
Creary (Accounting – Kingston, Jamaica/St. Andrew HS) finished the season ranked in the top-five in the region in the High Jump, Long Jump and Triple Jump. She was the top-ranked high jumper with a mark of 1.68M, the No. 2 ranked long jumper at 5.77M, and she was ranked No. 5 in the Triple Jump with a season-best 11.59M. Creary is also currently ranked nationally in the following events: Long Jump (t-13th), High Jump (t-20th), Triple Jump (36th) and the 200M (25.47s, 84th). She was recently selected to compete in the Long Jump event at this year's NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships in Birmingham, Alabama.
Grant (Health Education – Bronx, NY/Pelham Prep Academy) had a season-best mark of 11.70M in the Triple Jump at the East Coast Conference Championships on February 23rd, and, with that mark, finished the season ranked 4th in the East Region and 31st in all of Division II.
Creary and Grant are also ranked No. 8 in the East Region in the 60M and the Long Jump, respectively. The USTFCCCA honors the top-five from each region in individual events and each member of a relay ranked in the region's top-three. A total of 1,061 student-athletes have earned a total of 1,574 All-Region honors.
Junior Kaydian Jones (Journalism – Kingston, Jamaica/St. Andrew HS) just missed out on an All-Region honor in the Long Jump as she finished 6th in the East with a season-best mark of 5.50M. She was also 7th in the region in the 60M with a time of 7.84. Also, the Firebirds' 4x400M relay team of freshman Marlena Wright, Kaydian Jones, junior Rochelle Nelson, and Simone Grant finished the season ranked 6th in the East Region with a season-best time of 3:56.14.
University of the District of Columbia, as of Monday, February 25th, was ranked No. 8 in the East Region. The Firebirds won the team title at the inaugural East Coast Conference Championships meet on February 23rd.