Andrew Woodley, Sports Information Director
NEW ORLEANS (March 7) — Bethany College Track & Field freshman Baboucar Sallah-Mohammed (Arlington, Va./Fishburne Military) was named a U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Mideast Region honoree for the 2017 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field season on Tuesday.
Sallah-Mohammed most-recently took home fourth place in the long jump Friday night at the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Indoor Championships with a mark of 22 feet, 5.25 inches (6.84 meters), establishing a new personal-record in the process.
Prior to that, Sallah-Mohammed won the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) long jump title with a then-personal best mark of 22 feet, 2.25 inches (6.76 meters).
He was named the PAC Field Athlete of the Week once, PAC Rookie of the Week once and ECAC Rookie of the Week twice during the indoor season.
To be named All-Region, an athlete must either be ranked in the top-5 of an individual event in the region according to final TFRRS (Track & Field Results Reporting System) data or be part of a top-3 relay team.
Sallah-Mohammed and the rest of the Bison will turn their focus to the outdoor season, which begins on Friday, March 17 at the Charleston Southern Invitational in Charleston, South Carolina.