Eleven Tritons Earn USTFCCA All-West Region Honors
NEW ORLEANS — The University of California San Diego track and field teams had 11 total standouts earn All-West Region honors from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCA), the association announced on Tuesday.
Senior Matt Bowen (long jump/triple jump), senior Natalie Caraway (high jump), junior Claudia Cox (400 hurdles), junior Gabby Eshiet (hammer/shot put), senior Nick Famolaro (800), freshman Maximilian Halvax (400), senior Esther Nofodji (discus), senior Nicholas Rack (110 hurdles), sophomore Evan Shimasaki (pole vault), senior Kelly Strand (400 hurdles) and sophomore Blake Walkowiak (discus) each received the regional accolade.
The award is garnered by the top-five individuals in each event from each region, as a total of 1,831 student-athletes (926 men and 905 women) were recognized.
All-West Region Honorees:
Matt Bowen (long jump/triple jump)
Natalie Caraway (high jump)
Claudia Cox (400 hurdles)
Gabby Eshiet (hammer/shot put)
Nick Famolaro (800)
Maximilian Halvax (400)
Esther Nofodji (discus)
Nicholas Rack (110 hurdles)
Evan Shimasaki (pole vault)
Kelly Strand (400 hurdles)
Blake Walkowiak (discus)
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