Okot selected USTFCCCA All-Region

Okot selected USTFCCCA All-Region


BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University men's track and field athlete Vincent Okot was named U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Southeast Region for the indoor season when the organization announced their awards on Monday.

Okot garnered All-Region honors in the triple jump as his mark of 15.22 meters earlier this year at the Buccaneer Invitational posted an NCAA Provisional Qualifying mark. That mark ranks ninth in NCAA Division II this season and it is the longest leap in Conference Carolinas and the Southeast Region this season.

His leap set a school record by 0.21 meters, eclipsing the previous record of 15.01 meters that was set in 2007. The mark of 15.22 meters is nearly one full meter long than second place in Conference Carolinas. At the Conference Carolinas Indoor Track & Field Championships, Okot posted a mark of 15.06 meters, setting a conference championships record in the triple jump.

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