NEW ORLEANS — Festus Kemboi, Robert Ormsby, and Evan Quinones have been named to the All-South Region by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) for the 2016-17 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field season.
Kemboi earned All-Region honors in the 10,000 meters while Ormsby picked up the honor for the 5,000 meters. Quinones earned dual honors in the 800 and 1,500 meters.
Kemboi just missed breaking the Florida Southern record in the 10,000 meter event with a time of 31:38.78 at the Hillsdale GINA Relays on April 28. The time was just .24 off the school record time of 31:38.54, set by Scott Mackley at the Walt Disney World Invitational on March 18, 2009.
Ormsby turned in the third and fourth fastest times in Moccasin history in the 5,000 meter race earlier this season with a 14:46.02 at the Pepsi Florida Relays March 30 and a 14:47.01 at the Hillsdale GINA Relays on April 28.
Quinones won the 800 meter at the USF Collegiate Invitational with a school-record time of 1:51.02 on April 22, breaking his own record time of 1:51.17 set at the UCF Invitational on March 18. Quinones has posted the top six fastest times in Moccasin program history on the 800 during his three-year career.
In the 1500, Quinones ran the fourth, fifth, and sixth fastest times in school history this season. His time of 3:52.15 set at the UNF Spring Break Invitational on March 24 and, one week later, turned in a 3:53.23 at the Pepsi Florida Relays. He also posted a time of 3:53.80 at the Bison Outdoor Classic on April 14. Last season, Ormsby recorded the top three fastest times in the event, including a school-record 3:48.80 on April 22, 2016 at the Georgia Tech Invitational.
The top-5 individuals in each event from each region earned All-Region distinction, in addition to each of the members of the regions' top-3 relay teams. The regions used for this award – Atlantic, Central, East, Midwest, South, South Central, Southeast and West – match those used during the indoor track & field season.
A total of 671 men from 144 different institutions made up the 913 men's All-Region honors.