Cerdeiras, Smallwood Earn All-Region Honors

Cerdeiras, Smallwood Earn All-Region Honors

NEW ORLEANS, La. -- Belmont Abbey's Tomas Cerdeiras and Julian Smallwood have been named All-Southeast Region by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), the group announced today.

Cerdeiras, a junior from Miami, Fla., was selected for the decathlon, which he competed in twice during the 2017 outdoor season. He finished third at the Susan Rouse Invite, hosted by Southern Wesleyan, with 5463 points, while posting a fourth-place finish (5383 points) at the Winthrop Adidas Invitational.

Smallwood, a freshman from Buffalo, N.Y., earned his honor in the shotput, where he met the provisional qualifying standard for the NCAA Division II Championship. He broke the school record in his first meet, then topped that mark on two other occasions later in the year. His best throw was 16.24m (53'-3.5") at the USC Open on March 24.