MADISON, N.J. - One male and one female Landmark Conference track & field standout earned recognition for their efforts in competition and the classroom with selection to the 2011 Capital One Academic All-District II College Division Track & Field/Cross Country Teams.
Timothy Layng of Moravian College earned first-team honors on the men's side, while Kelly Carioto of The Catholic University of America was a second-team selection. As a first-team honoree, Layng will now go on the ballot for the Academic All-America Team.
To be eligible for Capital One Academic All-America® accolades, a student-athlete must maintain at least a 3.30 grade-point average, be a sophomore, junior or senior and be a starter or significant reserve. The College Division is made up of all the NCAA Division II and III schools in the nation as well as all NAIA schools. Student-athletes from NCAA Division I schools are named to the University Division Teams. District II is made up of schools from Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
Layng was the 2011 Landmark Conference Indoor Champion in pole vault at 4.70 meters (15 feet, five inches), and he placed fifth at ECAC Division III Indoor Championships and tenth at 2011 NCAA Division III Indoor National Championships. Layng was the runner-up at 2011 Landmark Outdoor Championship at same height as winner, 4.70 meters, and he was second at the 2011 ECAC Division III Outdoor Championships hosted by Moravian at a height of 4.77 meters (15 feet, 7 ¾ inches). Layng won the Landmark Conference pole vault titles indoors & outdoors in 2010 & outdoors in 2009 while finishing as the runner-up indoors in 2009. He owns indoor school record at 15-11 1/4 (4.86m), which he set at 2011 ECAC Indoor Meet, and Layng is tied for school record outdoors at 15-9 (4.80 meters). He has been named to the Landmark Conference Academic Honor Roll four times in his career.
A native of Pittsburgh, Carioto captured the 2011 shot put title at the Landmark Conference indoor championship and the ECAC indoor championship. A history major with an overall grade point average of 3.94, Carioto had a terrific year for the Cardinals. In addition to winning the pair of indoor championships she also won the shot put title at the Lebanon Valley Invite and the Dickinson Invite and placed fifth in the event at the Frank Colden Invite. Carioto was named the Landmark Conference Female Field Athlete of the Week on two occasions this academic year and placed second in the shot put at the conference outdoor championships. Also at that meet, she finished fourth in the hammer throw. Carioto is a three-time All-Landmark Conference selection, a multi-year member of the Landmark Conference Academic Honor Roll and was named to the 2011 Landmark Conference Winter All-Academic Team.
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