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District 9 Alums Anderson, Clark Sweep Atlantic Region Athlete of the Year Awards

Trinity Clark. Photo Slippery Rock University Athletics.

NEW ORLEANS – A pair of District 9 alumni, Dalton Anderson (Moniteau) and Trinity Clark (Kane) won the Atlantic Region Field Athlete of the Year honors announced Monday by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

The Rock duo both earned first-team All-America honors with top-eight finishes at the NCAA Division II National Championships, both won conference titles and both finished with the No. 1 javelin marks among all throwers in the Atlantic Region this spring.

The Atlantic Region consists of all schools in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference, the Mountain East Conference and the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association.

Dalton Andreson. Photo Slippery Rock University athletics.

Anderson, who also serves as a graduate assistant coach at SRU, won the PSAC title and posted a career-best effort of 66.85 meters (219′ 4″) this spring. He followed that up by earning first-team All-America honors with an eighth-place finish at the National Championships. That effort marked his first Division II All-America award, but his second straight collegiate All-America honor after also placing in the top eight at the Division III National Championships while competing for Westminster in 2021.

Clark, a senior who plans to use her extra year of eligibility as a graduate student next year, won the PSAC title and entered the national meet ranked third in the country with a collegiate-best just under 50.00 meters. Despite suffering an injury at the conference meet, she improved on her own collegiate best with a throw of 50.03 meters (164′ 02″) to place third at the Division II National Championships, earning a first-team All-America honor. That effort marked her second straight All-America finish at SRU after placing 10th and picking up a second-team All-America award in 2021. In addition to her effort in the javelin, Clark also scored points for SRU in the discus and the shot put at the PSAC Championships.

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