College Sports: Bartels of Lebanon Valley, Anderson of SRU, Greggs Honored | Sports


ANNVILLE – Ashley Bartels (Grove City High) was one of five Lebanon Valley College track and field athletes named All-Region by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) for the 2022 outdoor track and field season.

Bartels is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at The Valley.

Bartels became an All-Region winner in the hammer throw and finished fifth at the Messiah Invitational with a season-best 42.45 meters (139’3′).

The top five people in each event from each region received an All Region award, in addition to each member of the top three relay teams in the region.


• Athletics – Slippery Rock University’s men’s and women’s track and field teams and six individual student-athletes received All-Academic honors in a US Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association release this week.

Dalton Anderson (native of Grove City) and Dylan Close represent the men’s team as individual guests of honor, while Marianne Abdalah, Cecily Greggs (Lakeside High)Jena Reinheimer and Skylar Sherry represent the women of The Rock.

For a team to be considered All-Academic, all members of the roster must post a collective GPA greater than 3.0. To earn the honor, individual student-athletes must have a cumulative GPA greater than 3.25 and achieve at least the interim NCAA qualifying standard in at least one event during the indoor or outdoor season.

The Rock women’s team achieved a 3.491 GPA while the men’s team achieved a 3.295 GPA.

Reinheimer and Sherry both received their second consecutive All-Academic honors, while Abdalah, Greggs, Anderson and Close received honors for the first time.

Anderson, a graduate student, earned first-team All-America honors by placing eighth in the javelin at the NCAA Division II national championships during the outdoor season. He also captured the PSAC javelin throw title and was named USTFCCCA Atlantic Region Male Field Athlete of the Year. He had a season best throw of 66.85 meters, which ranked 7th among all Division II athletes in 2022. In the classroom, Anderson finished the year with a 3.286 GPA in the Master of Business Administration program.

Greggs, a senior, accepted the honor after receiving All-America honors during the indoor high jump season and finishing 15th in the high jump at the outdoor national meeting. She surpassed a season best of 5’7 and placed 11th among all Division II athletes. In the classroom, Greggs finished her senior year with a GPA of 3,455 while majoring in communications and theater and physical education.

All are expected to compete in their final year of eligibility at SRU 2022-23.


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