May 15th, 2014

BU's Sigler and Ullrich named All-Midwest Region

Jeremy Hopkins

BU's Sigler and Ullrich named All-Midwest Region
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NEW ORLEANS -- Bellarmine senior Seth Sigler and sophomore Brian Ullrich have been named to the Division II All-Midwest Region team, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced Monday.

The top five individuals in each event from each region earn All-Region distinction, in addition to each of the members of the regions' top three relay teams.

Sigler is 14th nationally on the final declared list in the 110 high hurdles with his mark of 14.28, and will be selected to compete in the event at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field National Championships on May 22-24 in Allendale, Mich. The top 20 in each individual event are selected and Sigler will be the lone representative for Bellarmine. His time, that he ran at the Great Lakes Valley Conference Outdoor Championships on May 2, was also good enough for his first career All-Region selection by the USTFCCCA.

Ullrich is 21st nationally in pole vault with his school record of 4.95 meters the sophomore set at the Bellarmine Classic on April 26. Ullrich topped his previous career best by half a meter. His mark places him third in the GLVC and fourth in the region. His regional recognition is his first.

Men's All-Region awards went to 646 student-athletes, who combined for 905 total awards. Southern Connecticut State University led all programs with 34 awards. Top-ranked defending national champion St. Augustine's was second on the list with 31 awards, followed by Ashland and Stonehill with 25 apiece.

The Women's All-Region awards were handed out to 619 athletes who totaled 911 total honors. Grand Valley State earned the most awards with 32. The Adams State women totaled 27 and top-ranked Lincoln (Mo.) checked in with 25.

By conference, the Northeast-10 led the way on both the men's and women's lists with 111 and 92, respectively. The MIAA and GLIAC men followed with 89 and 84. Just behind the NE-10 women was the GLIAC with 90 and the MIAA with 75.

The Knights' final competition of the year before the NCAA Outdoor Championships is Friday, May 16 at the University of Louisville Twilight Meet.


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