NOTE: This is an update of an earlier release from late May.
NEW ORLEANS, La. – After exemplary performances in the javelin throw throughout the 2018 season, Brianna Hake of the Castleton University women's track and field team received All-New England honors from the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), announced earlier in the summer by the national organization.
In addition, thanks to a grade point average above 3.3 and her placement among the national top 50 in the javelin throw, Hake has also earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors, announced Thursday by the coaches' organization. Hake graduated with a bachelor's degree in nursing and adds this award to the NAC All-Academic honor she received at the end of the spring 2018 season.
Hake earned USTFCCCA All-Region honors by finishing in the top five among competitors in the New England region in the javelin throw. A total of 667 female student-athletes from 184 programs earned 940 All-Region honors from the USTFCCCA in 2018.
The senior from St. George, Vt., began the 2018 outdoor track and field season with a second place finish at Eastern Connecticut State March 30 with a throw of 34.59 meters (113' 6"). That was followed by a victory in the javelin throw at the Jim Sheehan Memorial Invitational at Fitchburg State after a top throw of 33.74 meters (110' 8")
At the 2018 North Atlantic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Hake won the javelin throw, surpassing her own school record by over 2.5 meters with a mark of 40.98 meters (134' 5"). In the final collegiate competition of her career, she finished ninth at the New England Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championship with a mark of 37.79 meters (124' 0").
Hake is the first Castleton student-athlete to earn USTFCCCA All-Region honors in track and field since the program was elevated to varsity status in 2015-16. She is one of two females representing the North Atlantic Conference along with Emmani Robinson of Colby-Sawyer College in the shot put.