D9 Alums Obenrader, Buffington at PSU Behrend Named 2017 USTFCCA NCAA DIII Indoor Track & Field All-Region

Posted on Mar 6 2017 - 10:45pm by D9Sports

NEW ORLEANS – A pair of District 9 alums participating in track & field at Penn State Behrend have been honored as 2017 United States Track & Field and Cross Country (USTFCCA) All-Region performers.

North Clarion graduate Mitch Obenrader is all-region in the shot put, while Brookville graduate Dylan Buffington is all-region in the 800-meter run.

Dylan Buffington. Photo courtesy of PSU Behrend Athletics

Mitch Obenrader. Photo courtesy of PSU Behrend Athletics

To be named All-Region, an athlete must either be ranked in the top-5 of an individual event in the region according to final TFRRS data or be part of a top-3 relay team.

Obenrader is fifth in the nation in the shot put. He holds the school record at 17.13m (56’2.5″), while Buffington has turned in a top time of 1:55.26 in the 800.