MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Ivie Uzamere '21 of the Wesleyan University women's track & field team was named to the 2018 USTFCCCA NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field All-Region Team in the weight throw and shot put on Monday, as the freshman standout will represent the Cardinals in the weight throw on Friday at the NCAA Indoor Championship in Birmingham, Ala.
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The athletes presented with this prestigious All-Region accolade included the top-five individuals in each event from every region, and each member of the region's top-three relay teams. Uzamere was ranked third within New England in the weight throw and shot put. In totality, 781 women collected this honor from Division III programs.
Uzamere has been outstanding in her rookie career, as she is currently the holder of the school's record in the weight throw with a mark of 17.45 meters on Saturday at the Last Chance Meet in Medford, Mass., en route to a second-place finish. That mark of 17.45 is the 12th-best mark of all competitors from Division III institutions during the 2017-18 indoor season.
The White Plains, N.Y. native has compiled seven first-place finishes between the weight throw and shot put events this year, including a personal-best mark of 12.89 in the shot put during the Branwen Smith-King Invitational on Jan. 27 at Tufts University. That sensational performance currently ranks as the third-best mark during during the 2017-18 campaign in New England.
On three different occasions during the 2017-18 season, Uzamere has come in first place in both the shot put and weight throw, occurring during the Indoor Little Three Championship on Jan. 13, the Smith Invite on Jan. 20 and the Wesleyan Indoor Invitational on Feb. 3.
Uzamere will compete on Friday at 2:30 p.m. in the weight throw event at the 2018 NCAA Division III Championship.