NEW ORLEANS, La. - Freshman Britney Augustin and sophomore Bayle Wood were named as All-Southeast Region selections by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), announced on Tuesday (May 14).
Augustin was recognized for her performance in the 400-meter hurdles this season, while Wood earned All-Region honors in the javelin throw. This is the first career All-Region selection for Augustin, and the second consecutive selection for Wood.
The top five individuals in each event from each region earned All-Region honors, in addition to each of the members of the region's top-3 relay teams. The regions used for this award – Atlantic, Central, East, Midwest, South, South Central, Southeast and West – match those used during the cross country season.
Augustin has broken the school record in the 400-meter hurdles on three different occasions this season, and has also posted two provisional national qualifying marks. The North Port, Fla. native posted her first provisional national qualifying mark of 1:01.92 at the Conference Carolinas Outdoor Championships, where she broke the school record in the event and also won the Conference Championship and earned First Team All-Conference honors. Her latest time of 1:00.59 earned her a bid to the 2019 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field National Championships, which will take place from May 23-25 in Kingsville, Texas at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. She is the first female in Lees-McRae track and field history to qualify for the national meet.
Wood won her second consecutive conference championship in the javelin back on Apr. 27, posting a throw of 41.17 meters. The mark set both a Lees-McRae women's outdoor record as well as a Conference Carolinas Outdoor Championships record, earning the Roaring River, N.C. native First Team All-Conference honors for the second consecutive year.