Air Force Duo Earns All-Region Accolades
June 2, 2008
NEW ORLEANS, La. - Two members of the Air Force track and field program earned All-Midwest Region honors for their performances at this past weekend's regional championships, the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced this afternoon. Sophomore Nick Frawley and senior Kevin Hawkins each claimed their second consecutive all-region award.
To be eligible for an All-Region team, athletes must have finished within the top eighth at the four various regional competitions.
Frawley finished third in the pole vault to earn an automatic spot in the upcoming national championship meet. Clearing the bar at 17'5" - his best clearance of the season - Frawley was just shy of his personal-best outdoor mark. As one of the top-five finishers from the Midwest Region, Frawley will make his third straight trip to the national meet (2007 outdoor, 2008 indoor).
Hawkins clocked an Academy record time of 1:48.62 to finish sixth in the 800-meter run, besting his own record (1:48.66) that he set last year in the regional preliminary meet. As a sixth-place finisher, he is eligible for at-large consideration into the national meet.