Dominican named Mid-Atlantic Field Athlete of the Year in US

Thea Lafond. Photo: Maryland Athletics
Thea Lafond. Photo: Maryland Athletics

Dominican athlete, Thea LaFond was named Mid-Atlantic Field Athlete of the Year for the 2015 NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field season, the the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced Friday.

LaFond, a senior from Silver Spring, Md., scored 23 points at Maryland’s first-ever Big Ten Championships appearance. She finished runner-up in the triple jump at 43-5¼ (13.24m) for No. 6 on the NCAA list, third in the high jump at 6-0 (1.83m) for No. 16 on the NCAA list and third in the long jump at 20-3 (6.17m).

Each of the regions, which are the same as those used during the Division I cross country season, honored both genders’ top track athletes and field athletes and the top men’s and women’s head coaches and assistant coaches. Award winners were determined by a vote of USTFCCCA member coaches.

Many of the honored athletes and coaches will be in competition at the NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships set for next weekend, March 13-14, in Fayetteville, Arkansas at the Randal Tyson Track Center.

Lafond has represented Dominica in many regional and international competitions.

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  1. Barbara Saunders
    March 13, 2015

    Congratulations to you my dear, as a young person engaged in positive pursuits and in lifting the name of our dear country.

    Hats off!

  2. wow
    March 13, 2015

    Very good my girl. continue the hard work

  3. Malpardee
    March 12, 2015

    Only the strong survives.. God blessings already upon u. For u have already conquered all the races, in jesus’s name.

  4. Dominican
    March 12, 2015

    Very nice….keep up the good work

  5. Oh Yes
    March 12, 2015

    Warmest congratulations to you young lady.

  6. Abitrator
    March 12, 2015

    Congrats young lady

  7. Picodeau
    March 12, 2015


  8. Shameless
    March 12, 2015

    You go fellow country girl. Thanks for making us proud in an era where where role models are so few. I wish you continued success in your quest for excellence.

    Assertive, NOT Aggressive!

  9. superstar
    March 12, 2015

    Congratulations keep doing what you do. All the best

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