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September 23, 2019
 

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5 athletes tabbed for USTFCCCA All-Great Lakes Region

In ONU's Men's Track & Field, the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) named Ian McVey, Andrew Buderer, Luke Shellhaas All-Great Lakes Region for 2019 season.

From the Women's Track & Field team, the USTFCCCA awarded Avery Ewing and Maggie Krause All-Great Lakes Region honors for 2019 season. 

To be recognized, a student-athlete must finish among the top-five individual or top-three relay performances in an event on their respective NCAA Division III regional performance list. Further details follow:

Men's Track & Field:
Senior All-American Ian McVey (Stow/Munroe Falls) and freshmen Andrew Buderer (Oak Harbor) and Luke Shellhaas (Greenville/Versailles) have been named to the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Great Lakes Region squads for the 2019 outdoor season, the national office announced Sunday.

McVey was tabbed All-Great Lakes Region in the 5,000-meter run while Buderer and Shellhaas were awarded similar honors in the pole vault.

McVey received the award after securing the top time in the 5,000-meter run with a career-best 14:24.24 performance at the Dr. Keeler Invitational at North Central (Ill.). His time edged out Case Western's Trey Razanauskas (14:24.91) for the region's best effort and placed him 10th on the NCAA Division III national performance list.

The senior will graduate from Ohio Northern with 11 career All-Great Lakes Region honors in track and field.

Buderer and Shellhaas each garnered their second career all-region accolades after receiving similar honors during the 2019 indoor campaign.

During the outdoor slate, Buderer cleared 4.66 meters (15' 3.5") at the 2019 OAC Championships for runner-up honors and the second-best effort in the region. The vault, which ranks 35th in the country this season, also guided the freshman to his first career All-OAC recognition.

In addition, Shellhaas cleared 4.56 meters (14" 11.5") at the same meet for a third-place finish and the fifth-best vault in the region. With the vault, the Greenville product recorded his second All-OAC honor after earning all-conference kudos in the indoor season.

McVey will represent the Ohio Northern men's track and field team this weekend in the 5,000-meter run at the 2019 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio to conclude the season.

Women's Track & Field
The United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association has awarded junior All-American Maggie Krause (Chagrin Falls/Kenston) and senior Avery Ewing (Kokomo, Ind./Eastern) All-Great Lakes Region honors for the 2019 outdoor season, the national office announced on Sunday.

Krause was named to the All-Great Lakes Region squad in the pole vault, while Ewing garnered all-region kudos in the 800-meter run.

Krause garnered the award with the top pole vault effort in the Great Lakes Region this season at 3.88 meters (12' 8.75"), which she established Wednesday at the Gregory Invitational. The effort tied her career-best performance in the event and moved the junior into seventh on the NCAA Division III national performance list.

Through three seasons at Ohio Northern, Krause has received four USTFCCCA All-Great Lakes Region honors.

Meanwhile, Ewing earned her seventh career all-region award after posting the third-fastest 800-meter run time.

On Thursday evening, the senior notched a career-best in the 800 at the Gregory Invitational with a 2:13.47 clocking for a third-place finish at the meet. In addition, the effort moved her into 24th on the NCAA Division III performance list, leaping 26 spots from her standing prior to the race.

The duo will represent Ohio Northern this weekend at the 2019 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships this weekend at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio. Krause will compete in the pole vault on Thursday, and Ewing will compete in the 800 prelims on Friday.

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