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WOOSTER, Ohio — Kenyon College competes in the Fighting Scots Invitational track and field meet in the Gault Recreation Center at the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio on January 20, 2024.

Orth obtains another All-Region award

NEW ORLEANS, La. — For the second time in his Kenyon College career, Riley Orth was declared an All-Region honoree by the United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

The top-5 individuals in all track and field events from each of the USTFCCCA’s ten regions earned All-Region distinction, in addition to each member of the region’s top-3 relay teams.

Orth, a senior who specializes in the shot put, previously earned the All-Region award at the conclusion of the 2022 indoor season.

This current indoor season, Orth opened the campaign with a Kenyon record toss of 51-7¼ (15.73 meters) at the Wittenberg University Tigers Opener back in December. He came close to that mark again at the Kenyon Tune-Up in February.

Finishing off the season, Orth broke his own record twice. At the North Coast Athletic Conference Championship he won the event with a throw of 52-10 (16.10 meters) and then, just last weekend at the University of Mount Union Last Chance Meet, Orth registered a measurement of 53-1 (16.18 meters).

In terms of regional competition, Orth’s top throw ranked him fourth.

Although Orth did not qualify for an All-Region award in the weight throw, he also set the Kenyon record in that event this indoor season. In early February, at Denison University’s Bob Shannon Invitational, Orth’s record throw traveled 48-11 (14.91 meters).

WOMEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD

Soric triples up on triple jump honors

NEW ORLEANS, La. — For the third time in as many indoor track and field seasons, Kenyon College junior Paula Soric was declared an All-Region honoree by the United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

The USTFCCCA divides NCAA Division III institutions into ten regions, with Kenyon fitting into the Great Lakes Region. The top five individuals in each track and field event, from each region, were awarded All-Region distinction.

Soric, Kenyon’s record holder in the triple jump, ranked second in the Great Lakes Region to nail down the award. Additionally, she ranked 19th in the nation, solidifying her spot in the upcoming NCAA Division III Women’s Indoor Track and Field Championship.

During last season’s Ohio Northern University Polar Bear Final Qualifier, Soric established the program’s triple jump record at 38-6 ¾ (11.75 meters)

This current indoor season, Soric neared that mark, but has not surpassed it. Her best performance of the season came at the Wittenberg University Tigers Opener, where she cleared 38-6 ¼ (11.74 meters).

More recently, Soric won both the triple jump and long jump events at the 2024 NCAC Championship and was declared the NCAC Field Athlete of the Year for the second year running.

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