NEW ORLEANS, La. - The Coast Guard men's track & field team had five athletes named to the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Region team for the 2018 season.
Seniors Luke Rehfuss (4x400), Raeford Penny (4x400, 400) and juniors Michael Frick (pole vault), Ben Taminger (4x400) and Jacob Pawlina (4x400) earned the honors after finishing up a strong 2018 season.
The top-5 individuals in each event from each region earned All-Region distinction, in addition to each of the members of the region's top-3 relays teams. The regions used for this award – Atlantic, Central, Great Lakes, Mideast, Midwest, New England, South/Southeast and West – match those used during the cross country season.
The 4x400 of Rehfuss, Penny, Taminger and Pawlina are headed to the NCAA National Championship at the end of the week looking to cap off the indoor season.
Frick was one of the most consistent vaulters in the region winning the Division III New England Championship. This is the first time in his career earning All-Region honors.
A total of 772 honors were handed out to men's athletes, while 781 awards were bestowed to athletes from women's programs.