Headley, Borner are Division III’s National Track Athletes of the Year

By Tom Lewis, USTFCCCA

June 2, 2010   

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced on Wednesday that Steve Headley of Springfield College and Marie Borner of Bethel University (Minn.) were named the National Track Athletes of the Year for Outdoor Track & Field in Division III as voted by the nation’s coaches.

NATIONAL MALE TRACK ATHLETE OF THE YEAR: Steve Headley, Springfield

Headley, a senior from Wilbraham, Mass., has been hard to beat in the 2010 outdoor track & field season. That fact is especially true for Headley in the 100 meters this year, an event in which he won the NCAA crown for the second-consecutive year with a 10.33 run in the finals at last weekend’s NCAA Division III Championships. Headley added a second-place national showing in the 200 meters and was the second leg of his squad’s 4×100-meter relay that finished as the national runner-up. All told, Headley accounted for 20 of Springfield’s 26 points at the national championships, helping the Pride to a fifth-place national team finish.

Earlier in the year, Hedaley won NEWMAC titles in the 100 meters and 200 meters, setting conference records in both. He also recorded top finishes in the Division III New England Championships in the 100 meters, 200 meters, and 4×100 meters, and won Eastern College Athletic Conference titles in the 100 meters and 200 meters, both in record times.

NATIONAL FEMALE TRACK ATHLETE OF THE YEAR: Marie Borner, Bethel (Minn.)

Borner, a senior from Cottage Grove, Minn., established herself as one of the top performers in Division III history this season. Borner won NCAA crowns in both the 800 and 1500 meters at the national championships last weekend. Borner’s 2:06.87 run in the 800 eclipsed a seven-year-old championships record and her three-second-plus 1500-meter win of 4:23.85 was her second-straight NCAA title at the distance.

Earlier this season, she won the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title in the 800 meters to help lead her team to a fifth place finish. Borner was also the USTFCCCA Indoor National Female Track Athlete of the Year in 2010.

USTFCCCA 2010 National Award Winners, Division III, Outdoor Track & Field

MEN
National Track Athlete of the Year: Steve Headley, Springfield
National Field Athlete of the Year:
National Assistant Coach of the Year:
National Coach of the Year:

WOMEN
National Track Athlete of the Year: Marie Borner, Bethel (Minn.)
National Field Athlete of the Year:
National Assistant Coach of the Year:
National Coach of the Year: