Division III Indoor Track & Field Region Award Winners Announced
Courtesy: Kyle Terwillegar, USTFCCCA
March 6, 2013
NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced the organization’s region athletes and coaches of the year for the 2013 NCAA Division III indoor track & field season on Wednesday. Many of the athletes and coaches will be on hand for the NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships set for this coming weekend, March 8-9, in Naperville, Ill.
D3 Men’s Track Athlete of the Year
ATLANTIC REGION – Thierry Diessongo – CCNY
Diessongo, a sophomore from Bronx, N.Y., ran the sixth-fastest time in DIII history at 60 meters (6.77) and will be the top seed at the NCAA Championships. He broke the school record and finished the CUNYAC Championships with three gold medals (200m dash and long jump) to earn MVP honors. At ECAC Championships, won the 60m and finished second in the 200m while 4×200 broke the school record and placed second.
CENTRAL REGION – Brian Saksa – St. Olaf
A junior from Dassel, Minn., ran the second-fastest Division III mile for 2013 in 4:09.64, which ranks him atop the Central Region.
GREAT LAKES REGION – Ethan Freet – Ohio Wesleyan
Freet, a senior from London, Ohio, enters the NCAA Championships as the No. 2 seed at 400 meters (48.75) and as the anchor of the sixth-ranked 4×400 relay. He claimed NCAC individual titles at 400 meters and in the 4×200 relay – both in NCAC Meet records – to lead the team to a runner-up finish.
MIDEAST REGION – Chris Stadler – Haverford
Stadler, a junior from Belmont Mass., is the top seed at 5000 meters in the NCAA Championships (14:23.36), and is also ranked No. 13 in the mile. He earned Centennial Conference Runner of the Meet honors after winning at 3000 meters and finishing runner-up at 5000. Following his DIII-leading run at 5000 meters, he was named the winner of the McElligott Meet Top Performance award.
MIDWEST REGION – Dan Sullivan – UW Stevens Point
A junior from Elkhorn, Wis., Sullivan enters the NCAA Championships as the top seed in the mile in 4:08.76 and the anchor of the No. 8 DMR team. Sullivan claimed the WIAC title in the mile by two seconds in 4:09.85. He is currently ranked No. 3 at 800 meters in 1:51.94, but will not compete in the event at the NCAA Championships.
NEW ENGLAND REGION – James LePage – Bates
LePage, a senior from Cumberland, Maine, enters the NCAA Championships as the No. 7 seed at 800 meters (1:53.19) and as a member of the No. 4 DMR team (9:58.30). He is the Bates record holder at both 600 and 800 meters. LePage helped lead his team to a State of Maine title and a runner-up showing at the New England DIII Championships
SOUTH/SOUTHEAST REGION – Robert Willett – Birmingham Southern
Willett, a senior from Mobile, Ala., will compete in the NCAA Championships as the No. 2 seed at 800 meters (1:51.76). He has not been defeated by DIII competition in seven races at 800 meters or farther this season.
WEST REGION – Jonathan Padron – Occidental
Padron, a sophomore from Kapolei, Hawaii, will compete as the 13th seed at 60 meters (6.89) at the NCAA Championships. He posted a qualifying time of 6.89 in just one race at 60 meters this season.
D3 Men’s Field Athlete of the Year
ATLANTIC REGION – Spencer Lefort – SUNY Fredonia
A senior from Java Center, N.Y., Lefort was the 2013 ECAC heptathlon champion with a score of 4,946, seeding him third heading into the NCAA Championships. He holds the ECAC Division III record in the heptathlon as well as the SUNYAC record in the heptathlon.
CENTRAL REGION - Maxwell Dunne – St. Thomas (MN)
Dunne, a junior from Lakeville, Minn., recorded the division’s second-best heptathlon score with a mark of 5,025, making him just one of two DIII student-athletes to surpass the 5,000-point plateau this season.
GREAT LAKES REGION – Tom Postema – Defiance
A senior from Defiance, Ohio, Postema became the second-best performer in the history of the DIII weight throw this season with a mark of 67-11¾ (20.72m), and he is ranked 17th in the event this season among all divisions. He is set to compete at the NCAA Championships as the top seed in the weight throw and the 11th seed in the shot put. He earned HCAC Championships Field Athlete of the Meet honors after an HCAC Championship record in the weight throw and a win in the shot put. He also won both the weight and the shot at the All-Ohio DIII Meet, and won the weight throw in meet-record fashion.
MIDEAST REGION – Justin Turner – Gwynedd-Mercy
Turner, a senior from Marlton, N.J., won ECAC title in the high jump with a DIII-best clearance of 7-¼ (2.14m), and is set to compete at the DIII Championships high jump as the top seed. Turner is the first DIII student-athlete to clear seven feet this season, and became the first DIII student-athlete in history to clear the mark in the Armory.
MIDWEST REGION – Isaac Vazquez – UW-LaCrosse
Vazquez, a senior from Acradia, Wis., enters the NCAA Championships as the top seed in both the long jump (24-11/7.59m) and t he triple jump (50-9½/15.48m). With WIAC Championships meet records in both events, he claimed WIAC Field Performer of the Championships honors.
NEW ENGLAND REGION – David Pless – Bates
A senior from Atlanta, Ga., Pless is undefeated against DIII Competition in the shot put (61-¼/18.60m) and weight throw (65-11½/20.10m), events in which will compete at the NCAA Championships as the No. 2 and 3 seeds, respectively. He broke the Bates, State of Maine and New England DIII records in the shot put and weight throw. Pless helped lead the team to the State of Maine Championship and New England DIII team runner-up finishes.
SOUTH/SOUTHEAST REGION – Dominique Torres – Christopher Newport
Torres, a freshman from Chesapeake, Va., was the Mason-Dixon Conference Champion in the long jump and triple jump. He will be competing at the NCAA Championships as the 13th seed in the triple jump 13th (47-8/14.25m). In the triple jump he recorded jumps of 14m or farther at five meets.
WEST REGION – Carter Comito – Whitworth
Comito, a senior from Spokane, Wash., is No. 3 in the nation in the shot put entering the NCAA Championships (59-3½/18.07m) and the top thrower out of the West Region. He also threw the discus at the Idaho Collegiate II 184’6". Comito owns a school record in the shot put.
D3 Men’s Head Coach of the Year
ATLANTIC REGION – Matt LoPiccolo – SUNY Oneonta
LoPiccolo, in his 13th year at the helm of SUNT Oneonta, was named SUNYAC Coach of the Year after Red Dragons won their first ever team championship. His athletes won six individual titles and one relay as Bernstein and Fox were named SUNYAC Track and SUNYAC Field Athletes of the Year, respectively. Oneonta scored in 15 of the 16 events at the SUNYAC Championships totaling 153 points. LoPiccolo, who specializes in sprints, hurdles and middle-distance, will send a pair of student-athletes to the NCAA Championships at 60 meters and in the 60 hurdles.
CENTRAL REGION – Steve Mathre – St. Thomas (MN)
In his 23rd season with the Tommies, Mathre guided student-athletes to three NCAA berths, five performances ranked in the division’s top 14) and six others in the top 30. With 204 total team points, his team claimed the MIAC championship title by a wide 90-point margin over the runner-up and a 116-point margin over the rest of the field.
GREAT LAKES REGION – Clyde Morgan – Wabash
Under the guidance of Morgan in his fifth season, Wabash won the NCAC Championship and with a team score of 220.5 points, becoming the first team in conference history to score 200 or more points in three consecutive meets. A hurdles, sprints and relays coach by trade, he coached seven NCAC Champions and 24 All Conference Performers, including the NCAC Field Athlete of the Year. Wabash will send two entries to the NCAA Championships.
MIDEAST REGION – Tom Donnelly – Haverford
Donnelly, in his 38th season at Haverford, has his team ranked first in the region and No. 13 nationally. With his guidance, the Black Squirrels will send four entries to the NCAA Championships His team took runner-up honors at the Centennial Championships.
MIDWEST REGION – Josh Buchholtz – UW LaCrosse
Buchholtz, in his fifth season with the Eagles, has guided the No. 1 UW-La Crosse men to a DIII-best 16 event entries into the NCAA Championships. Specializing in coaching the 400, WIAC Indoor Coach of the Year Buchholtz will be represented by top-seeded Aric Hoeshcen (48.63) at 400 meters, the No. 2 DMR team (9:56.64) and the No. 3 4×400 relay team (3:17.09). His Eagles captured WIAC team title scoring 178½ points to win by more than 30 points.
NEW ENGLAND REGION – TJ Smith – Bridgewater State
Smith, in his sixth season, coached Bridgewater State to its fist MASCAC and Indoor New England Alliance team championships in program history. In total, his student-athletes claimed six MASCAC individual titles and three Alliance individual titles, and earned 33 All-MASCAC honors and 22 All-Alliance honors. In addition, their fifth-place showing at the DIII New England Championships was the highest by a MASCAC school since 1989. Smith specializes in middle- and long-distance events and will send one qualifier to the NCAA Championships.
SOUTH/SOUTHEAST REGION – Tyler Wingard – Christopher Newport
Wingard, in his seventh season, guided the team to the Mason-Dixon Conference team title by 92 points. Half of the men’s performances at the meet were lifetime bests, making 101 personal records on the season. The team set 13 new CNU school records, claiming six at the Mason-Dixon Conference Championships. Specializing in sprints, hurdles, high jump and combined events, his team will be represented at the NCAA Championships by South/Southeast Region Field Athlete of the Year Dominique Torres in the triple jump.
WEST REGION – Toby Schwarz – Whitworth
Schwarz, in his 17th season coaching Whitworth, has led the team to the top team ranking in the West Region. His team will be represented at the NCAA Championships by West Region Field Athlete of the Year Carter Comito in the shot put.
D3 Men’s Assistant Coach of the Year
ATLANTIC REGION – Marques Dexter – SUNY Cortland
Dexter, in his fourth season coaching horizontal jumps at SUNY Cortland, coached a trio of NCAA Championships qualifiers this season in No. 12 long jumper Andre Hernandez-Green and a pair of women’s jumpers. Two of his student-athletes scored 16 combined points of the team’s 59 to win the ECAC team championships. Hernandez-Green is the top DIII freshman long jumper and an ECAC champion.
CENTRAL REGION – Erik Diley – St. Thomas (MN)
Diley, in his fourth season coaching horizontal jumps and combined events, is responsible for mentoring each of St. Thomas’ three qualifiers to the NCAA Championships. The Tommies are one of just two DIII men’s teams to send multiple heptathletes to the Championships, led by Central Region Field Athlete of the Year Maxwell Dunne with one of just two scores above 5,000 this season.
GREAT LAKES REGION – Mike Schober – Mount Union
Schober, in his first season coaching jumps and combined events at Mount Union, is responsible for coaching six of Mount Union’s eight total qualifiers to the NCAA Championships, including a nation-best three combined events student-athletes. Prior to Schober’s arrival at Mount Union, the school had never sent a heptathlete to the NCAA Championships .
MIDEAST REGION – Kevin Clark – Gwynedd-Mercy
Clark, in his fifth season coaching jumps and pole vault, guided Mideast Region Field Athlete of the Year Justin Turner to an ECAC title in the high jump and a national leading performance of 7-¼ (2.14m). Turner was first NCAA DIII student-athlete to clear seven feet in the history of the Armory.
MIDWEST REGION – Eric Schueffner – UW Whitewater
Schueffner, in his second season, had student-athletes score 45½ of the Warhawks’ 106 points at the WIAC Conference Championships. Specializing in combined events, jumps and middle distance, he will send five student-athletes to the NCAA Championships, including a pair of No. 2 seeds in the long jump and triple jump.
NEW ENGLAND REGION – Todd Goewey – Bates
Goewey, in his 15th season coaching middle distance for the Bates, led his team to win the State of Maine team title. He guided a pair of individual qualifiers to the NCAA Championships: New England Region Track Athlete of the Year James LePage at 800 meters and Tully Hannan in the mile, in addition to the No. 4 DMR team.
SOUTH/SOUTHEAST REGION – Brian Flynn – Bridgewater (VA)
Flynn, in his third season coaching middle- and long-distance events, guided the program to a runner-up finish at the ODAC Championships with four titles in distance/ mid-distance events at the ODAC Championships (DMR, Mile, 800, 3000) and a total of 55 points. His distance runners set school records in the 500, 800, (1:57.3), the 1000, 3000 and ran the second-fastest time in school history in the 4×400. He will send a qualifier to the NCAA Championships in the mile.
WEST REGION – Joey VanHoomissen – Whitworth
VanHoomissen, in his third season coaching throws at Whitworth, guided West Region Field Athlete of the Year Carter Comito to the No. 3 seed in the shot put at the NCAA Championships. Comito’s mark of 59-3½ broke the school record.
D3 Women’s Track Athlete of the Year
ATLANTIC REGION – Sasha Henry – Buffalo State
Henry, a senior from Mt. Vernon, N.Y., is ranked No. 1 in DIII at 60 meters with the division’s two fastest times and No. 5 at 200 meters this season, and will compete at 60 meters at the NCAA Championships. She earned SUNYAC MVP honors in winning at both 60 and 200 meters at the Championships. Henry has only lost one race the entire season, coming in 60 finals at DI Kent State in December.
CENTRAL REGION – Taylor Berg – St. Thomas (MN)
Berg, a senior from Eagan, Minn., is set to compete in the NCAA Championships at 5000 meters and as the anchor of the Tommies’ DMR team. She is ranked sixth in DIII at 5000 meters (17:00.90) and seventh in the mile (4:55.60), and earned MIAC Championships in the mile and at 1000 meters.
GREAT LAKES REGION – Mary Mahoney – Mount Union
Mahoney, a senior from Ashdabula,Ohio, enters the DIII Championships as the top seed at 400 meters in 55.53 and 10th at 60 meters in 7.75. She is also the anchor of the 10th-ranked 4×400 relay team. Mahoney won Sprinter of the Meet for the Ohio Athletic Conference meet after winning at 60, 200 and 400 meters and in the 4×400 relay, setting OAC records in the 60, 400, and 4×200 along the way.
MIDEAST REGION – Hannah Oneda – Johns Hopkins
Oneda, a freshman from Westminster, Md., will compete in the NCAA Championships as the second seed at 5000 meters and as the anchor of the No. 5 DMR team. Her time of 9:34.95 over 3000 meters is the seventh-fastest time in DIII history, and her 16:48.24 over 5000 meters is the 10th-fastest in DIII history. She earned Centennial Conference crowns at 3000 meters and in the DMR.
MIDWEST REGION – Christy Cazzola – UW-Oshkosh
Cazzola, a senior from Kaukuana, Wis., set three DIII indoor records this year at 800 meters (2:05.76) and in the mile (4:43.13) in the same day, and also at 5000 meters (16:21.49). She also anchored a DMR team that ranked eighth in the DIII record books at 11:43.46. She won the USTFCCCA National Athlete of the Week three weeks in a row. She enters the NCAA Championships as the top seed in both the mile and at 5000 meters and as the anchor of the No. 4 DMR team. She is undefeated against DIII competition in seven events this season, and claimed WIAC titles in the mile, at 5000 meters and as a member of the DMR, in addition to runner-up honors in the 4×400 relay.
NEW ENGLAND REGION – Sarah Quinn – MIT
A freshman from Watchung, N.J., Quinn will compete in the NCAA Championships as the ninth seed at 5000 meters (17:09.15) and as the anchor of the No. 3 DMR team (11:41.63). She also ranks No. 5 in the mile this season at 4:54.32. Her 4:47.1 anchor split on the DMR at the NEICAAA meet clinched the second-fastest time in DIII history at 11:34.20. She set school records in the mile and at 3000 meters (9:56.01).
SOUTH/SOUTHEAST REGION – Carmen Graves – Roanoke
Graves, a senior from Christiansburg, Va., Graves enters the NCAA Championships as the No. 2 seed at 800 meters (2:11.49). She earned ODAC Championships Athlete of the Meet with wins at 800 meters, in the mile and as a member of the 4×400 relay – all of which broke previously-standing ODAC records. Graves is the region’s top runner both at 800 and in the mile.
WEST REGION – Emily Wyatt – George Fox
Wyatt, a senior, ran the West Region’s fastest race at 60 meters this season, clocking in at 7.92. She qualified to the NCAA Championships as the No. 3 seed in the long jump.
D3 Women’s Field Athlete of the Year
ATLANTIC REGION – Michelle Favre – Ramapo College
Favre, a senior from Saddle Brook, N.J., became the best indoor DIII pole vaulter of all time with a clearance of 13-9¾ (4.21m). The mark makes her the 24th-best vaulter in the collegiate ranks this season, regardless of division. She was NJAC Champion and ECAC Champion in the pole vault with a meet record.
CENTRAL REGION – Kayla Hemann – Wartburg
A sophomore from Staceyville, Iowa, Hemann was the IIAC Conference Champion in both the shot put and weight throw, earning her MVP Field Athlete of the Meet honors. She enters the NCAA Championships No. 2 in the shot put (47-9/14.55m) and No. 11 in the weight throw (55-9¾/17.01m).
GREAT LAKES REGION – Elizabeth Evans – Rose-Hulman
Evans, a senior from Bicknell, Ind., is set to represent Rose-Hulman at the NCAA Championships as the top seed in the high jump at 5-10 (1.78m). She earned HCAC Field Athlete of the Year honors after claiming conference titles in the high jump and long jump. In total, she surpassed 5-8¾ (1.75m) five different times this season, all of which would keep her in the division lead.
MIDEAST REGION – Chelsea Tavik – Salisbury
A senior from Glen Burnie, Md., Tavik is ranked fourth in DIII in the shot put and 20th in the weight throw, and won CAC Championships individual titles in both events. She will compete in the shot put at the NCAA Championships. With marks of 47-6½ (14.49m) and 53-10½ (16.42m), she is ranked No. 1 in the Mideast Region in the shot put and weight throw.
MIDWEST REGION – Melissa Norville – Illinois College
A senior from Batavia, Ill., Norville enters the NCAA Championships as the top seed in both the triple jump (41-7/12.67m) and long jump (21-½/6.41m), in addition to the top seed in the 60 hurdles. Her mark in the long jump is the best in DIII indoor history, and her triple jump mark is the second-best. She broke the Midwest Conference record in the triple and long jump to earn Performer of the Meet honors. She is undefeated in a combined 14 long and triple jump competitions this season.
NEW ENGLAND REGION – Tanasia Hoffler – Williams
Hoffler, a senior from New Haven, Conn., will compete in the NCAA Championships as the No. 2 seed in the triple jump (40-4/12.29m) and the No. 10 seed in the long jump (18-7/5.66m). She won the long jump, triple jump and 60 hurdles at the Division III New England Championships.
SOUTH/SOUTHEAST REGION – Theresa Ford – Emory
Ford, a senior from Minneapolis, Minn., enters the NCAA Championships as the No. 5 seed in the long jump (18-10¾/5.76m) and the No. 13 seed in the high jump (5-6/1.68m). She won the long jump and high jump as part of a 26-point day at the UAA Championships, earning her Most Outstanding Female Field Event Athlete honors.
WEST REGION – Emily Wyatt – George Fox
Wyatt, a senior, enters the NCAA Championships ranked No. 3 in the long jump (19-0/5.79m) as one of just three DIII women to surpass 19 feet in the event this season. Her jump ranks her as the top long jumper in the West Region.
D3 Women’s Head Coach of the Year
ATLANTIC REGION – Mike Jackson – Ramapo
Jackson, in his ninth season, has led his team to a top-25 national team ranking for the entirety of the season, and a top-10 rank for all but two weeks. His team finished runner-up at the NJAC. Under his watch this seas Atlantic Region Field Athlete of the Year Michelle Favre became the best indoor pole vaulter in DIII history, five entries qualified for the NCAA Championships and seven school records fell. Jackson’s areas of expertise are sprints and jumps.
CENTRAL REGION – Marcus Newsom – Wartburg
Newsom, in his 14th season, guided Wartburg, which has not been ranked lower than No. 2 this season, to 13 entries into the NCAA Championships, the most of any DIII women’s team. The Knights are the only DIII women’s team with double-digit entries into the NCAA Championships. Under Newsom’s tutelage, Wartburg will be represented by a DIII-best five entries in the sprints and hurdles. The Knights scored 262 team points en route to an IIAC team championship – more than double the total of the runner-up.
GREAT LAKES REGION – Kevin Lucas – Mount Union
Lucas, in his fourth season coaching sprints at Mount Union, guided all three of Mount Union’s NCAA Championships qualifiers. In working with Great Lakes Women’s Track Athlete of the Year Mary Mahoney, he has mentored her to the fastest DIII time at 400 meters. His Mount Union team scored 214 team points en route to an OAC team championship, doubling the score of any other team in the conference.
MIDEAST REGION – Bobby Van Allen – Johns Hopkins
In his 14th season with the Blue Jays, Van Allen coached Johns Hopkins to its largest-ever point total and margin of victory at the Centennial Conference Championships. He guided the team to wins in of 10 of 18 events, while other student-athletes took five runner-up finishes and four third places. Specializing in middle- and long-distance events, Van Allen coached individual qualifiers to the NCAA Championships at 800 and 5000 meters, as well as the DMR team.
MIDWEST REGION – Kari Kluckhohn – North Central
Kluckhohn, in her 10th season with the Cardinals, earned CCIW coaching staff of the year honors after her team claimed the CCIW Track & Field Team Champion crown with 175 points. The Cardinals boasted four CCIW individual/relay event champions. Three of her student-athletes will represent North Central at the NCAA Championships. Kluckhohn specializes in coaching sprints, relays, middle-distance and combined events.
NEW ENGLAND REGION – Kristen Morwick – Tufts
Morwick led Tufts to a team championship at the New England DIII Women’s Indoor Championship with 116 team point. With six qualifiers, Morwick’s team will be the fifth-best represented team at the NCAA Championships.
SOUTH/SOUTHEAST REGION – John Curtin – Emory
Curtin, in his 27th season, led Emory to a slim one-point victory at the UAA Championships, 132-131, with championships in eight of the 16 events contested at the meet. Emory will send a total of six qualifiers to the NCAA Championships, tied for the fifth-most in the country. The team was ranked No. 5 in the final rankings of the season, marking its best position in program history.
WEST REGION – John Smith – George Fox
In his seventh season at George Fox, Smith will send two qualifiers to the NCAA Championships in No. 3 long jumper Emily Wyatt – the West Region Track/Field Athlete of the Year – and No. 6 indoor pentathlete Beth Stam. Smith, whose area of expertise is combined events, mentored Stam to No. 6 in the nation at 3,366 and Charity Arn to No. 17 at 3,242.
D3 Women’s Assistant Coach of the Year
ATLANTIC REGION – Branko Miric – Ramapo
Miric, in his sixth season coaching pole vault at Ramapo, helped guide Atlantic Region Women’s Field Athlete of the Year Michelle Favre to her status as the best indoor pole vaulter in DIII history. Under his tutelage, Favre cleared an all-time DIII-best 13-9¾ (4.21m), won five of her six events, and did not lose to a DIII vaulter all season. He also coached freshman Emily Shipley to the 12th-best mark in DIII this season and an NCAA berth.
CENTRAL REGION – Drew Jones – Hamline
Jones, in his fifth season coaching throws, coached two student-athletes who earned top-seven seeds at the NCAA Championships, both of whom won conference championships. He mentored Becky Culp to the fifth-best performance in the DIII shot put this season at 47-3½ (14.41m), breaking the 15-year-old conference record, and Shawny Kramer to the seventh-best mark in the weight throw at 57-8½ (17.59m).
GREAT LAKES REGION – Brian Diemer – Calvin
Diemer, specializing in coaching distance events, will be sending Nicole Michmerhuizen, the fourth-ranked DIII runner at 5000 meters (16:58.03) to the NCAA Championships to represent Calvin. Under his guidance the DMR is ranked No. 12 nationally and first in region.
MIDEAST REGION – Ben Serfass – Gwynedd-Mercy
In his fifth year workings with sprinters at Gwynedd Mercy, Serfass coached freshman Zakiyyah Richardson to a 7.66 performance at 60 meters, tied for second among DIII student-athletes this season and 10th in DIII history. Richardson will be representing Gwynedd Mercy as the No. 2 seed at 60 meters at the NCAA Championships.
MIDWEST REGION – Brian Woodard – Monmouth
In his 15th season coaching throws at Monmouth, Woodard’s women swept the top three places at the Midwest Conference meet in the shot put and weight throw for a total of 48 team points. He will send four throwers to represent Monmouth at the NCAA Championships, including top-seeded Allison Devor in the weight throw (62-2½/18.96m) as the only woman to surpass 60 feet t his season.
NEW ENGLAND REGION – Lisa Wallin-LeClair – Tufts
Wallin-LeClair, in her seventh season coaching throws at Tufts, will send five throwers to the NCAA Championships, second-most of all DIII schools, including three in the weight throw and two in the shot put. Her throwers scored a total of 45 points at the DIII New England Championships, leading the Tufts women to a team title.
SOUTH/SOUTHEAST REGION – Aaron Campbell – Emory
Campbell, in his first season coaching sprints, hurdles and horizontal jumps at Emory, is responsible for coaching a majority of Emory’s six NCAA Championships qualifiers – tied for fifth-most by a team in the nation. In Emory’s tight 132-131 victory for the UAA Championships team title, his athletes scored a total of 87 points, including championships in six events.
WEST REGION – Doug Beatty – George Fox
Beatty, in his sixth season coaching long jump and combined events, guided West Region Track/Field Athlete of the Year Emily Wyatt to a No. 3 seed in the long jump at the NCAA Championships. Under his tutelage, Wyatt jumped 19-0 (5.79m), making her one of just three DIII women to surpass or equal 19 feet.