NEW ORLEANS - The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) has named All-Central Region honorees for the 2012-13 Division II outdoor track & field season, and Harding's women have earned 11 honors among five different recipients.
The top five from each region in individual events and each member of a relay ranked in the region's top three have earned the All-region distinction for this season.
Harding's honorees include senior Portia Bell, sophomore Ewa Zaborowska, sophomore Kristen Celsor, sophomore Shana Holmes, and senior Tiffany Chambers.
Bell, a native of Pacoima, Calif., earned four All-Central Region honors. She ranks first in the region in the 100 meters (11.65), fourth in the 200 meters (23.82), and third in the 400 meters (54.44). Bell also ran the anchor leg of Harding's school-record setting 4x400-meter relay team that ranks third in the region (3:46.97).
Bell will compete in the 100 and 200 meters at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Pueblo, Colo., on May 23-25.
Zaborowska, a native of Wejherowo, Poland, earned three All-Region honors. She ranks third in the 800 meters (2:10.00) and second in the 1,500 meters (4:26.24) and ran the third leg of the 4x400 relay. Zaborowska, who earned two outdoor All-Region honors last season, will compete in the 1,500 meters at nationals.
Celsor, a native of Searcy, Ark., also earned two honors. She runs the second leg of the 4x400 relay and ranked fourth in the region in the high jump (5-8). Celsor will make her first appearance at nationals in the high jump.
Chambers, who hails from Rogers, Ark., earned All-Region honors in the pole vault, where she ranks fifth in the region (12-6). It was her second straight season to earn All-Region in the pole vault. She will also make her first appearance at nationals.
Holmes, a native of San Antonio, Texas, ran the leadoff leg of the 4x400 relay.