Taxter is a ten time All-Region performer after collecting his third outdoor honor for 1500m (PHOTO BY Mark Connolly)
Taxter now a ten-time All-Region performer over his career after earning 1500m honors
EASTON, Mass. (May 17, 2019) – Five members of the Stonehill College men's track & field program, ranked seventh in the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) East Region rankings, have earned All-East Region honors for the outdoor season from the USTFCCCA, the organization announced. The awards recognize each region's top five performers in individual events and top three teams in relay events.
Seniors Lucas Taxter, Stephen Vercollone and Xavier Young are all multiple honorees for Stonehill, while classmate Daniel Bomba is a first time honoree. Sophomore Ethan Famiano rounds out the Skyhawks honorees with his first outdoor All-Region performance.
Taxter collects the tenth All-Region honor of his career, also including indoor track & field and cross country, with his New England Championship winning time of 3:49.99 that was good enough to qualify for next week's NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships. He has now earned All-East Region honors four times over his career during the outdoor season, including three at 1500-meters
Vercollone is now a seven-time All-East Region performer, including indoor and outdoor track & field, with his NCAA Championships qualifying and school-record time of 1:50.28 in the 800-meter run to finish second and collect All-New England honors at the New England Championships last weekend. He is seeded 12th for the NCAA Championships next week and is now a two-time All-Region performer for the outdoor season, after also earning the honors for the 800-meters in 2017.
Young earns All-Region honors for the fourth time in his two seasons with the Stonehill track & field program, picking up his second outdoor award in the shot put with his school-record and NCAA provisional qualifying distance of 54-feet, 8.25-inches to place third at the New England Championships and earn All-New England honors last weekend after winning the NE10 Championship for the event the week before with a throw of 54-01.25.
Famiano earns All-East Region honors for the second time in his career, including the indoor season, with his first outdoor track & field award. He posted a personal-best time of 14.63-seconds to finish third in the 110-meter high hurdles final at the NE10 Outdoor Championships in New Hampshire two weeks ago. Famiano first earned All-Region honors for the 60-meter hurdles during the 2017-18 indoor season as a freshman.
Bomba earns the first All-Region honor of his career with his personal-best height of 13-feet, 11.25-inches at the Holy Cross Invitational on April 20.
Stonehill's Men's Outdoor Track & Field All-Region performers:
Daniel Bomba, Senior (Putnam Valley, New York/Iona Prep)
Pole Vault (13-feet, 11.25-inches/Holy Cross Invitational) – personal-best
Lucas Taxter, Senior (Readville, Massachusetts/Xaverian Brothers)
1500-meter run (3:49.99/New England Championships) – NCAA Qualifier/personal-best
Stephen Vercollone, Senior (Pembroke, Massachusetts/Pembroke)
800-meter run (1:50.28/New England Championships) – NCAA Qualifier/School Record
Xavier Young, Senior (Barnegat, New Jersey/Barnegat)
Shot Put (54-feet, 8.25-inches/New England Championships) – NCAA Provisional Qualifier/School Record
Taxter and Vercollone will be competing at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships next week at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, May 23-25.
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