Holloway earns all-region honors at Mars Hill
Since switching her focus to the Mars Hill women’s track and field team, nothing has slowed down Tiffany Holloway.
The U.S. Track and Field and Cross-County Coaches Association named her a member of the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field All-Region Team on Monday.
It is her second All-Region nod, after she was named to the indoor team Feb. 27.
Holloway has already set new standards for the Lady Lions in three different events.
During the indoor season, she broke the shot put record set by Holly Cable at a meet in Clemson in 2005 (37 feet, 7 1/4 inches) by posting a new benchmark of 40 feet, 4 1/4 inches at the East Tennessee State University Buccaneer Invitational on Feb. 2.
Once Mars Hill moved to the outdoor season, Holloway kept her record-setting performances going.
At the Catamount Classic on April 14, she broke another one of Cable’s records in the shot put (39 feet, 1/2 inch, set at UNC-Pembroke in 2004). Holloway overwrote the line with a put of 40 feet, 9 inches in Cullowhee.
Just six days later at the Southern Athletic Conference championship meet in Charlotte, Holloway set the new standard for the discus throw.
The previous record was 113 feet, 1 inch, which was set by Tasha Painter at UNC-Pembroke in 1999. Holloway’s new standard of 120 feet, 4 inches now sits in its place.
The only hang-up has been the javelin, a record Holloway currently sits three feet shy of breaking. The best, however, is yet to come.
“It’s been a great freshman season,” Holloway said. “It started off a little rough, but with the help and support from God, my teammaates, coaches, friends and family, I was able to overcome the rough patches.
“I am thankful I was named All-Region twice this year. Hopefully next year, I’ll be able to beat my own records and possibly get some first-place finishes.”
The 2017 Andrews High School graduate won state titles her senior year in both outdoor shot put (41 feet, 2 inches) and discus throw (128 feet, 2 inches), which capped off a banner career for the Lady Wildcats.