Trinity Women's Track and Field Lands Four Performers on USTFCCCA All-Region Squad

Trinity Women's Track and Field Lands Four Performers on USTFCCCA All-Region Squad

Hartford, Conn. - Trinity College women's track and field junior Morgan Hallow (Charlotte, N.C.), sophomores Katie Marlow-Benedick (Weston, Mass.) and Peace Kabari (Manchester, N.H.), and first-year Samantha March (Glastonbury, Conn.) were each named to the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) New England All-Region Team thanks to their outstanding performances across the spring season. The top-five individuals in each event from each region earned All-Region distinction, as Hallow graced the squad in the 400-meter dash, Marlow-Benedick did so in both the 100- and 200-meter dash, Kabari made it in the shot put, and March in the triple jump to gibe Trinity five selections in total.  In addition, Bantam, Associate Head Coach John Michael Mason was nominated for USTFCCCA New England Region Assistant Coach of the Year. The Bantams, coached by George Suitor (26th season), finished the season ranked sixth in New England, third highest among New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) teams, and finished seventh in the NESCAC Championship Meet, fifth in the New England Division III Championships, and tied for 20th in the New England Open Championships this spring. 

Hallow earned All-Region honors in the 400-meter after winning and setting a Trinity-record time of 57.21 in the event at the MIT Last Chance Meet.  Hallow previously earned All-New England recognition in multiple events with a second-place time of 57.62 in the 400-meter dash at the New England Championships earlier this month. Hallow, who joined the Bantam squad in as a sophomore 2017, finished third in the 400-meter dash at this year's NESCAC Championships with a time of 57.66 in a virtual tie for second place but .004 slower than the second-place runner to earn All-NESCAC honors. She also helped lead Trinity's 4x100-meter relay team that finished All-NESCAC, All-New England DIII, and All-New England Open, and holds Trinity's 4x400-meter indoor relay record, along with Marlow-Benedick as well.  A graduate of St. Andrew's School in Delaware, she is the daughter of Barbara and Joe Hallow. 
 
Kabari posted her qualifying distance of 45'02.25" (13.77 m) in the MIT Last Chance Meet, shattering her own Trinity record by nearly two feet and qualifying for the NCAA Division III Championship Meet where she finished 17th with a distance of 13.18 meters.  This spring, Kabari won the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) shot put title, and finished third in the New England Division III Championship Meet. She also set a new Bantam mark in the indoor shot put with a heave of 12.45 meters at Tufts University's Last Chance Meet, just 14 days after helping the Bantams to the NESCAC Women's Basketball Championship Quarterfinals with season averages of 10.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 2.0 steals per game. As a rookie in 2017, Kabari collected All-NESCAC, All-New England Division III, and All-New England Open honors in the shot put.  A graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy, Kabari is majoring in political science at Trinity.  She is the daughter of Monday and Kornebari Kabari. 
 
Marlow-Benedick earned All-Region accolades in multiple events, bringing home the honor in both the 100- and 200-meter dash. Marlow-Benedick has evolved into Trinity's top sprinter, setting numerous records in less than two seasons. She was a part of this year's and last year's All NESCAC, All-New England DIII and All-New England Open 4x100 team, and is again an All-New England sprinter in the 100- and 200-meters. She set new school records in the 100- and 200-meters (12.21, 25.03 respectively), and also joined Hallow on Trinity's 4x400-meter relay squad that claimed second place at Thursday's Last Chance Meet, shattering their previous college record in the process.  Marlow-Benedick, who also plays soccer for the Bantams, was an All-New England honoree in the 60-meter dash and the 200-meter dash with Trinity-record setting performances in both during the 2017-18 indoor season.  She holds Trinity's 4x400-meter indoor relay record, along with Hallow as well.  A graduate of Weston High School, she is the daughter of Lisa Marlow and John Benedick.  
 
March came in second place in the triple jump with a distance of 38'00.25" at the MIT Last Chance Meet and earns All-Region honors in the event thanks to an outstanding rookie season. March finished third in the triple jump at the NESCAC Championships, just a quarter-inch behind second place, with a distance of 36'02.00" to collect all-league honors. She also finished second at the New England Division III Championship Meet with a commanding jump of 38'04.00" to place her on the All-New England DIII podium, and then added All-New England Open recognition the following weekend.  March, who also plays soccer for the Bantams, was also an All-New England honoree in the triple jump during the 2017-18 indoor season.  A graduate of Kingswood-Oxford School, March is majoring in economics with a minor in environmental science at Trinity.  She is the daughter of Lisa and Matthew March.  

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