Abby Steiner, Lonnie Greene and Tim Hall Win Regional USTFCCCA Awards

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky Athletics Abby SteinerThe head coach Lonnie Green and Associate Head Coach Tim Hall won the United States Athletic and Cross Country Coaches Association Southeast Region Awards for the second year in a row on Thursday afternoon.

Steiner was named Female Runner of the Year, Coach Greene, Female Coach of the Year, and Coach Hall, Female Assistant Coach of the Year.

The Southeast region includes 35 Division I schools in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Kentucky, in which the women’s team finished the indoor season ranked first.

This is the fifth time Greene has won the USTFCCCCA Regional Men’s or Women’s Coach of the Year award, his first in Kentucky. This is the 10th regional Male or Female Assistant Coach of the Year award for Hall, six of whom have come to Kentucky. He has won the indoor coaches award six times, five of them with the Wildcats.

Greene’s fearless leadership of the men’s and women’s teams earned several program records.

The women’s team earned a program-record 44 points at the NCAA indoor championships, placing third as a team for Coach Greene’s first NCAA team trophy (four in the top four at the indoor championships). NCAA) as head coach. Third place was also tied for the highest place ever for the British women’s team at the NCAA Indoors.

The Wildcats have earned 23 All-America honors, 18 first-team honors and five second-team honors from 15 student-athletes.

The British women also earned a program record 79 points in their third-place finish at the SEC Championships.

Greene coaches 400m and hurdles runners closely and has trained UKTF stars Alexis Holmes, Maasai Russell and Megan Moss.

Holmes ran the NCAA’s fastest 400 m indoor season (50.77), won SEC gold, and placed fourth at the NCAA championships.

Russell was an NCAA finalist in the 60m hurdles (7.95) and an SEC bronze medalist in the same event.

Megan Mossanother of Coach Greene’s 400m runners, had a huge impact on the UKTF indoor relays, running in the school record 4x400m relay to the SEC Championships for bronze, running in the medley relay of SEC bronze distance and running in the DMR at the NCAA who finished fifth (11:02.41).

Steiner had a historic indoor season for the UKTF to win this award, breaking the American record and his own collegiate record in the 200m in his SEC championship run (22.09) for his third SEC gold medal in the event. consecutive.

She also won her second NCAA title in the 200m and had her best NCAA result in the 60m of her career, placing second with a time of 7.10.

Steiner now has the three fastest 200m times in women’s college history, clocking a then-college-record 22.37 in February at Clemson and earning her second-fastest time of her career. (22.16) when she won NCAA gold.

Hall, Steiner’s coach in short sprints, helped coach her for this historic season and the impressive performances of the rest of the women’s sprinters, Hall was named Women’s Assistant Coach of the Year.

In addition to Steiner’s success in the 200m, there was another of Hall’s athletes, Karimah Davis. She clocked the fifth-fastest NCAA time this season in the 200m (22.79), won SEC bronze in that event, and finished sixth at the NCAA championships.

Davis and Steiner were also members of the school-record 4x400m relay that clocked the third-fastest time in college history for SEC bronze (3:25.89).

Miles Dajourwho also trains under Hall, joined Davis and Steiner in the 4x400m at the NCAA championships, helping the team race for bronze (3:28.87).

The indoor season 2022

In total, Coach Greene and Coach Hall led the Wildcats to nine school records during the indoor season:

  • 60m women – Abby Steiner7.10

  • 200m women – Abby Steiner22.09 American record, collegiate record

  • 300m women – Abby Steiner35.80 college record

  • 4x400m women – Megan Moss, Abby Steiner, Karimah Davis, Alexis Holmes3:25.89

  • DMR women – Jenna Gearing, Miles Dajour, Jenna Schwinghamer, Tori Hermann10:58.81c

  • 200m men – Lance Lang8:32 p.m.

  • 300m men – Dwight St Hillaire32.70

  • Men’s Pole Vault – Daniel Keaton18’0.5″/5.50m

  • Men’s triple jump – Luke Brown53’5″/16.28m

Among the many highlights of the season were Steiner’s American indoor 200m record at the SEC Championships, Steiner’s second NCAA title in the 200m and silver effort in the 60m, collegiate lead in Holmes in 50.77 in the 400m, the women’s 4x400m the third fastest time in college history. (3:25.89), Russell’s silver effort in the 60H at the NCAA championships, Lang’s school record (20.32) and SEC gold in the 200m and Brown breaking the school triple jump record three times in one season as a rookie, being named SEC Men’s Freshman Field Athlete of the Year.

Steiner picked up three USTFCCCCA Female National Athlete of the Week awards, two SEC Female Runner of the Week awards, SEC Researcher-Athlete of the Year, and year of the SEC.

At the SEC Championships, the women’s team finished third with 79 points while the men’s team finished fourth with 64 points. The women had their highest point total at the SEC Indoor Championships in team history.

At the NCAA Championships, the women’s team finished third with 44 points, tying the program’s all-time best indoor result, while the men placed 21st with 10 points.

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