South Hadley, Mass. - March 24, 2020 - The duo of Madeline Rieders (Wellesley, Mass.) and Hannah Rieders (Wellesley, Mass.) continued to be honored for their impressive 2019-20 season as they both landed United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Region honors following the season.
A total of 1595 athletes from 200 different institutions earned All-Region honors, 790 of which went to the women. To earn All-Region honors, an athlete must be one of the top-5 individuals in their event in their respective region on the TFRRS Descending Order List. In addition, each member of a region's top-3 relay team was selected for the distinction.
Both Madeline and Hannah Rieders earned All-Region honors in the women's 5k, as the duo qualified for the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field National Championships in the event with matching times of 17:11.60. This time was good for them to be tied for 6th in all of Division III in the event heading to the national stage. In the region, the twins were in a tie for second overall.
The duo of Madeline and Hannah Rieders was instrumental in the Lyons' success during the 2019-20 season, as Mount Holyoke College was slotted No. 14 in all of Division III in the women's 5k according to the USTFCCCA Event Squad rankings. They are also the current Mount Holyoke College indoor track and field record holders in the women's 5k with their matching mark of 17:11.60.
Check out the full list of All-Region honorees here.