2019 NCAA DIII Indoor T&F Regional Award Winners

NEW ORLEANS – Regional Athletes & Coaches of the Year for the 2019 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field season were announced Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

Each of the eight regions honored both genders’ top track athletes and field athletes and the top men’s and women’s head coaches and assistant coaches.

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Award winners were determined by a vote of USTFCCCA member coaches. Only those individuals from USTFCCCA member programs are eligible for awards.

Many of these honored athletes and coaches will be in competition at the 2019 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships, which are set for this weekend at the Reggie Lewis Track & Athletic Center in Boston.

USTFCCCA Regional Awards are presented by Pro Form Sports.

Men’s Track Athletes of the Year

ATLANTIC REGION – Grant O’Connor – RPI

O’Connor, a senior from Hartford, Conn., is undefeated against NCAA DIII competitors in the 3000 and 5000 meters this season. He enters the NCAA Championships as the No. 3 seed in the 5000 with a season’s best of 14:17.84. He won the Liberty League title in a meet record 8:22.27.

CENTRAL REGION – Patrick Mikel – Loras

Mikel, a junior from Bettendorf, Iowa, claimed American Rivers Conference (ARC) titles in the 200 and 400 meters this season as part of an undefeated streak in both events. He was named the ARC Conference MVP as he accounted for 29 points at the league championships, adding a fourth-place showing in the 60, third with the 4×200, and as part of the winning 4×400 relay that set a meet record.

GREAT LAKES REGION – Ian McVey – Ohio Northern

McVey, a senior from Stow, Ohio, won the Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) crown in the 3000 meters and finished the regular season with national top-ten seeds in the 3000 and 5000. McVey will contest the 5000 meters at the national championships. He collected the No. 1 ranking in the region in the mile, 3000, 5000, and was as a member of the No. 3 DMR.

MIDEAST REGION – Greg Morgan – Haverford

Morgan, a senior from Hollidaysburg, Pa., finished the regular season with the division’s top times in the Mile and 3000 meters (4:05.01 and 8:14.56, respectively). At the NCAA meet, he compete in the 3000. He was the winner of the Villanova Invitational in the 3000 meters and is unbeaten this season in both the mile and 3k. He anchored his crew’s DMR to a Centennial Conference title with a 4:10 split and wa his team’s best leg for conference runner-up plaudits in the 4×800.

MIDWEST REGION – Ryan Powers – UW-Oshkosh

A senior from Howard, Wis., Powers, has national top-five seeds in the 200 and 400 meters for the NCAA meet and is part of the No. 3-ranked 4×400 relay. He won the 200 and 400 at the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Championships, clocking a conference record 48.20 in the 400.

NEW ENGLAND REGION – Ryan Wittenberg – WPI

Wittenberg, a senior from Bedford, N.H., clocked the division-leader and moved into NCAA DIII’s all-time top five in the 800 meters with a 1:49.89 at the Boston University’s Valentine Invitational back on Feb. 8, which earned him USTFCCCA National Athlete of the Week honors. Wittenberg is entered in the 800 and as part of his team’s 4×400 relay for the national championships. He also helped his team to their best finish to-date, third-place showing at the DIII New England Championships.

SOUTH/SOUTHEAST REGION – Davonta Womack – Bridgewater (Va.)

Womack, a senior from Salem, Wash., scored 21½ points on the track at the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Championships as he won the 60 and 200 meters and was on third-place 4×400 relay. He was named the league’s Track Athlete of the Meet. He enters the NCAA Championships tied for third in the division at 60 meters with a school-record tim eof 6.83.

WEST REGION – Tucker Cargile – Redlands

Cargile, a sophomore from Denver, Colo., is the first male to qualify for the NCAA Indoor Championships in the University of Redlands history. He will contest the Mile, having run a time of 4:22.33 in the altitude of Northern Arizona.

Women’s Track Athletes of the Year

ATLANTIC REGION – Gina Dello Russo – Stevens

Dello Russo, a junior from Whippany, N.J., won Empire 8 Conference titles and set meet records in the 200 (25.14) and 400 (56.74). She enters the NCAA Championships in both events and is seeded in the top-five in both. She was named the league’s Track Athlete of the Meet as she also won the 60 meters in school-record time of 7.91.

CENTRAL REGION – Phoebe Aguiar – Macalester

A senior from Prairie Village, Kan., was named the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) Outstanding Track Athlete and the Performer of the Championship after winning league titles in the 600 and 800, breaking a 16-year-old conference record in the 600 (1:31.68). She enters the NCAA meet in the 800 as the No. 1 seed with a MIAC record run of 2:11.24 at Minnesota’s Parents Day Invitational on Feb. 16th. She is also undefeated in individual events this season.

GREAT LAKES REGION – Cassie Vince – Albion

A redshirt senior from Amherst, Ohio, set school records and Michigan Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA) all-time bests in the 3000 and 5000 meters this season. In the 5000, Vince entered the all-time, all-conditions NCAA DIII top five with an oversized-track run of 16:27.99 at the Grand Valley State Big Meet on Feb. 8th. She finished the regular season ranked in the divisional top three in the mile, 3000, and 5000, and will contest the 5000 at the national championships.

MIDEAST REGION – Caelyn Reilly – Johns Hopkins

A junior from Bay Shore, N.Y., will contest the 5000 meters at the NCAA Championships and finished the regular season ranked in the division’s top five in the event and the 3000. She won Centennial Conference Championship titles in both events.

MIDWEST REGION – Favor Ezewuzie – Wheaton (Ill.)

A junior from Malden, Mass., Ezewuzie scored 36 points at the CCIW Championships, winning three events and placing third in another. She set school records in the 60, 60 hurdles, and 200 and ranked in the national top ten in those events. She will compete in the 60 and 60 hurdles at the NCAA meet, she is the division-leader in the 60 hurdles (8.72), and is also entered at the national meet in the long jump.

NEW ENGLAND REGION – Kaitlyn Mooney – Coast Guard

Mooney, a sophomore from Manahwkin, N.J., is undefeated and the division leader in the 3000 and 5000. In the 5000, her best of 16:27.30 is No. 2 in division history and her 9:27.25 in the 3000 meters ranks No. 3 all-time in NCAA DIII. She was tabbed USTFCCCA National Athlete of the Week three times this season, and will contest the 3k and 5k, along with the DMR at the NCAA meet.

SOUTH/SOUTHEAST REGION – Annie Rodenfels – Centre

A junior from Centerville, Ohio, is undefeated in distance events this season and ended the regular season ranked in the national top 24 in the Mile, 3000, and 5000 meters. In the 5000 meters, the event she will contest at the national meet, she clocked a school record 16:44.40 a the Boston University Opener on Dec. 1st.

WEST REGION – Sarah King – George Fox

King, a senior from Carlton, Ore., enters the NCAA meet as the division leader in the 200 (24.34) and 400 (54.27). The 400 time is No. 2 on the all-time DIII indoor list while the 200 clocking ranks No. 4 in division history. King will also compete in the 4×400 at the national championships.

Men’s Field Athletes of the Year

ATLANTIC REGION – George Alexandris – Montclair State

Alexandris, a senior from Fair Lawn, N.J., enters the NCAA Championships as the No. 2 seed in the long jump, having claimed a best this season of 24-6½ (7.48m). He is undefeated this season in the event and won the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) crown along with the All-Atlantic Region Championship. Alexandris is also the No. 2 seed for the national meet in the 200 and won the NJAC crown in the event.

CENTRAL REGION – Will Daniels – Central (Iowa)

A junior from Geneseo, Ill., Daniels scored 33 points at the American Rivers Conference (ARC) Championships as he scored in five events. Daniels set the NCAA Division III heptathlon record with 5,441 points at the Wartburg Indoor Select on Feb. 1. He will compete in the heptathlon and high jump at the national championships.

GREAT LAKES REGION – Hayden Snow – John Carroll

Snow, a junior from Sandusky, Ohio, set the Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) record and entered the NCAA DIII all-time top five in the long jump with a league-winning leap of 25-1¼ (7.65m). He has recorded six jumps over 24-3½ this season. For the national championships, he is also entered in the 60.

MIDEAST REGION – Justin Canedy – Johns Hopkins

A freshman from Medina, Ohio, Canedy scored 36 points at the Centennial Conference Championships, including 18 in the field. He will compete in the heptathlon and the high jump at the national championships.

MIDWEST REGION – Andrew Jarrett – UW-La Crosse

Jarrett, a junior from La Crosse, Wis., notched the second best mark in NCAA DIII history in the weight throw with a mark of 71-2¾ (21.71m) at the Wartburg Qualifier on March 2nd and has several other throws that landed in the all-time top-10. At the WIAC Championships, he set the league record with a best of 69-7½. He has eight throws this season that are farther than the second-best in the division.

NEW ENGLAND REGION – Yorai Shaoul – MIT

Shaoul, a sophomore from Rannana, Isreal, won the long jump and triple jump at the DIII New England Championships to help MIT to the team title. He is undefeated in both events this season against division competition and enters the NCAA meet as the No. 2 seed with a season’s best of 49-1¾ (14.98m).

SOUTH/SOUTHEAST REGION – Kameren Morgan – Birmingham-Southern

Morgan, a senior from Bowie, Md., broke his own school record with a throw of 65-5½ (19.95) a the UAB Vulcan Invitational on Jan. 12th. He enters the NCAA meet as the No. 4 seed in the event. He has not lost to a collegian this season in the event.

WEST REGION – Nicholas McGill – Whitworth

A junior from Wenatchee, Wash., recorded a school record score of 4,829 in the heptathlon at the Washington State Cougar Indoor back on Feb. 2nd and enters the NCAA Championships in that event.

Women’s Field Athletes of the Year

ATLANTIC REGION – Kylee Bartlett – Rochester (N.Y.)

Bartlett, a senior from Williamstown, N.Y., scored 28 points at the Liberty League Championships, including 15 in the field. She is division leader in the pentathlon, entering the NCAA meet with a school-record best of 3592 points. She also recorded a top-20 national mark in the long jump with a best of 18-5 (5.61m).

CENTRAL REGION – Dayton Dolincheck – Nebraska Wesleyan

A junior from Omaha, Neb., Dolincheck won the American Rivers Conference (ARC) title in the shot put. She will compete in the shot put at the national meet and enters as the No. 3 seed in the event with a season’s best of 47-¾ (14.34m).

GREAT LAKES REGION – Cirrus Robinson – Ohio Wesleyan

A junior from Ashland, Ohio, Robinson is the co-division leader in the high jump with a season’s best of 5-8¾ (1.75m). She won the All-Ohio title and the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) crown in the event.

MIDEAST REGION – Maya Hammonds – Johns Hopkins

Hammonds, a senior from New Hartford, N.Y., is entered in the NCAA Championships in the pentathlon and long jump. The conference- and school-record long jump of 19-½ (5.80m) ranks No. 3 in the division. She won the Centennial Conference title in the pentathlon with a score of 3403 and scored 44 team points in the league meet, adding a long jump crown and runner-up showing in the high jump.

MIDWEST REGION – Eka Jose – Washington (Mo.)

A sophomore from Kansas City, Mo., Jose enters the NCAA meet as the nation’s top seed in the triple jump with a school record 40-4 (12.29m) and No. 2 in the long jump with a best of 19-¾ (5.81m). She won the University Athletic Association (UAA) title in the triple jump and was runner-up in the long jump, helping her team the conference crown.

NEW ENGLAND REGION – Chelsea Yang – Rhode Island College

Yang, a sophomore from Warwick, R.I., is the division leader and the No. 9 performer in NCAA DIII history in the weight throw with a season’s best of 63-8¼ (19.41m). She won the New England Alliance title and was the DIII New England runner-up.

SOUTH/SOUTHEAST REGION – Andrea Galeano – Catholic (D.C.)

Galeano, a senior from Stratford, Conn., won the Landmark Conference title in the weight throw and was second in the league in the shot put. She finished the regular season with a weight throw best of 56-4¾, which was No. 1 in the region by more than three feet. She enters the national meet in the event and is undefeated against division competition this year.

WEST REGION – Reyna Ta’amu – Redlands

Ta’amu, a senior from Lakewood, Calif., enters the national championships as the No. 1 seed in the shot put having recorded the No. 7 best mark in NCAA DIII history on Feb. 1st, 50-11 (15.52m).

Men’s Coaches of the Year

ATLANTIC REGION – Chris Popovici – SUNY Geneseo

Popovici, in his fourth year as Head Track & Field Coach at SUNY Geneseo, led the Knights to their third-straight SUNYAC title, becoming the first team in a decade to complete the three-peat. SUNY Geneseo finished third at the All-Atlantic Region Championships and finished the regular season ranked third in the Atlantic Region.

CENTRAL REGION – Steve Mathre – St. Thomas (Minn.)

Mathre’s Tommies captured the MIAC team title, earning Mathre MIAC Indoor Coach of the Year honors from his conference peers. The St. Thomas team scored in all but one event on their way to the team title. Under Mathre’s direction, the Tommies are ranked in the nation’s top 15 headed into the NCAA Championships. Mathre is in his 24th year as Head Men’s Track and Field Coach at St. Thomas.

GREAT LAKES REGION – Kevin Lucas – Mount Union

In his 10th year as Head Track & Field Coach at Mount Union, Lucas has the Raiders poised to make a run at the podium at this weekend’s NCAA Championships, with the team currently ranked fifth in the country. The Raiders have racked up team titles all year, including the All-Ohio championship and the Ohio Athletic Conference championship. Fifteen athletes earned all-conference honors at the OAC Championships.

MIDEAST REGION – Gary Aldrich – Carnegie Mellon

Aldrich’s Tartans have been stellar this season, winning every scored meet they competed in during the regular season, including the University Athletic Association Championships. At the UAA Championships, the Tartans swept every conference award, including Coach Staff of the Year, and scored in every event they entered. Carnegie Mellon ended the regular season ranked first in the Mideast Region. Aldrich is in his fifth year as Head Men’s and Women’s Track & Field Coach at Carnegie Mellon.

MIDWEST REGION – Joshua Buchholtz – UW-La Crosse

In his 11th year as Head Track & Field Coach at UW La Crosse, Buchholtz has the Eagles at the top of the leaderboard headed into the NCAA Championships. Ranked first in the country after their win at the WIAC Indoor Championships, the Eagles have qualified 18 men in 13 events for this weekend’s Championships.

NEW ENGLAND REGION – Brian Chabot – WPI

Chabot, in his 11th year as Director of Track & Field/Cross Country at WPI, led the Engineers to their best-ever finish at the Division III New England Championships with a third-place performance. During the season, the team broke five school records and achieved their highest-ever national ranking. The team ranks 11th in the country headed into this weekend’s Championships.

SOUTH/SOUTHEAST REGION – Brandon Uhl – Washington and Lee

Uhl, in his 8th year as Head Men’s Track & Field Coach at Washington and Lee, led the Generals to their third-straight ODAC Championship earlier this season. The Generals put on a clinic in a balanced performance at the championships, scoring in event event and winning five. The team finished the regular season ranked third in the South/Southeast Region.

WEST REGION – John Smith – George Fox

In his 13th year as Director of Track & Field at George Fox, Smith led the Bruins to a strong regular season, with three new school records and 16 top-10 all-time marks in program history. The Bruins finished the regular season ranked first in the West Region.

Women’s Coaches of the Year

ATLANTIC REGION – Christopher Popovici – SUNY Geneseo

In his fifth year as Head Men’s and Women’s Track & Field Coach at SUNY Geneseo, Popovici has the Knights ranked first in the Atlantic Region and in the nation’s top ten headed into this weekend’s NCAA Championships. The program leads the USTFCCCA #EventSquad rankings in three different events: long jump, 3000 meters, and pentathlon. The Knights won the SUNYAC Indoor Championships, their third-straight, on the strength of five individual event wins.

CENTRAL REGION – Matt Jones – Loras

Jones, in his 6th year as Head Track & Field Coach at Loras, led the Duhawks to a top-ten national ranking and a third-place finish at the American Rivers Conference Championships. The Duhawks have nine qualifiers to this weekend’s NCAA Championships, led by ARC Most Valuable Track Performer Gabbi Noland.

GREAT LAKES REGION – Dara Ford – Otterbein

Ford, in her 5th year as Head Cross Country and Track & Field coach at Otterbein, has added a few trophies to the Cardinals’ collection this season. The team won both the All-Ohio championships and the Ohio Athletic Conference championships, with seven individual event wins at the OAC meet. The team finished the regular season with the top ranking in the Great Lakes Region.

MIDEAST REGION – Bobby Van Allen – Johns Hopkins

In his 20th year as Head Coach of Men’s and Women’s Cross Country/Track & Field, Van Allen led the Blue Jays to the top ranking in the Mideast Region and a top-20 national ranking heading into this weekend’s NCAA Championships. Johns Hopkins won the Centennial Conference championships with 249.5 points and has seven qualifiers for this weekend’s Championships.

MIDWEST REGION – Jeff Stiles – Washington (Mo.)

Stiles, in his 18th year as Head Cross Country and Track & Field Coach at Washington, has the Bears poised for a run at the team title at this weekend’s NCAA Championships. The WashU team began the season ranked second but wasted little time moving into first. The Bears won the University Athletic Association indoor championships with an incredible 14 individual event wins and have ten qualifiers to this weekend’s championships.

NEW ENGLAND REGION – Nate Hoey – Williams

In his 6th year as Head Women’s Track & Field Coach at Williams, Hoey led the team to their second-straight Division III New England Championship with 140 points, over 50 points ahead of second place. The Ephs won six event championships and set meet records in two events. Headed into the NCAA Championships, the Ephs rank second in the country and first in the New England Region.

SOUTH/SOUTHEAST REGION – Jim Sprecher – Lynchburg

In his 4th year as Director of Track & Field at Lynchburg, Sprecher led the Hornets to the ODAC Championship with 176 team points, second-most in conference history. The Hornets scored in every event at the ODAC meet, including multiple scorers in all but two individual events, and won six event titles to secure the conference crown.

WEST REGION – John Smith – George Fox

Smith, in his 13th year as Director of Track & Field at George Fox, has the Bruins ranked fourth in the country headed into the NCAA Championships. The regular season was a record-breaking one for Smith’s Bruins, as they broke four school records and recorded 27 top-10 all-time indoor marks for the program.

Men’s Assistant Coaches of the Year

ATLANTIC REGION – John Lynch – RPI

Lynch, in his eighth year as Assistant Track & Field Coach at RPI, coaches distance runners for the Engineers. RPI scored 55 points in distance events at the Liberty League Championships, including event wins by three different athletes in the mile, 3000 meters, and 5000 meters.

CENTRAL REGION – Ryan Chapman – Wartburg

Chapman, in his third year as Assistant Track & Field Coach at Wartburg, coaches the middle distance and distance events. Wartburg recorded six national qualifiers during the season and scored 112 points in distance events at the American Rivers Conference Championships to help capture the team title. Chapman’s athletes won every conference title from 800 meters to 5000 meters, including the distance medley relay.

GREAT LAKES REGION – Jake Alexander – John Carroll

Coaching sprints, jumps, and hurdles, Alexander has national qualifiers in three different events this season: long jump, triple jump, and 60 meters. Alexander-coached athletes scored 86 of the team’s 151 points at the OAC Championships, including one event win and eight All-OAC performances. Alexander is in his 5th year as Associate Men’s and Women’s Track & Field Coach at John Carroll.

MIDEAST REGION – Alex Jebb – Johns Hopkins

As coach of multi-events and jumps at Johns Hopkins, Jebb helped the Blue Jays achieve new heights this year, including a school record in the long jump, and top-ten national rankings in the long jump and heptathlon. Two of Jebb’s athletes scored an incredible 68 points between them at the Centennial Conference championships. Jebb is in his 4th year as Assistant Track & Field Coach at Johns Hopkins.

MIDWEST REGION – Al Carius – North Central (Ill.)

In his ninth year as Associate Head Coach of Men’s Track & Field at North Central, Carius has once again put North Central’s middle distance and distance runners in prime position to win. Carius’s athletes lead the USTFCCCA #EventSquad national rankings in the mile, 3000 meters and 5000 meters, and Carius has seven individual national qualifiers plus the Cardinals’ distance medley relay.

NEW ENGLAND REGION – Miles Ketchum – WPI

Ketchum, in his 7th year as Assistant Track & Field Coach at WPI, contributed to 39 of the team’s 67 overall team points at the Division III New England Championships, helping the Engineers finish a program-best third place overall. Ketchum coaches sprints, hurdles, relays, and horizontal jumps and coached athletes to three new school records and three national qualifiers during the season.

SOUTH/SOUTHEAST REGION – Sarah Lagasse – Christopher Newport

Lagasse, in her 2nd year as Assistant Track & Field Coach at Christopher Newport, coached the top three 800 meter runners in the region, the top miler in the region, and the region’s top-ranked distance medley relay. Lagasse’s distance athletes scored 64 points at the Capital Athletic Conference Championships to lead the Captains to a runner-up finish.

WEST REGION – Adam Haldorson – George Fox

Haldorson, in his 9th year as Associate Head Track & Field Coach at George Fox, coached two national qualifiers for the Bruins in the 60 meters and high jump. Bruin athletes in Haldorson’s event areas of sprints, hurdles, high jump, relays, and multi-events, set two new school records, led the region in four events, and added eight marks to the program’s all-time indoor top 10 list.

Women’s Assistant Coaches of the Year

ATLANTIC REGION – Jay Petsch – Rochester (N.Y.)

Petsch, jumps and multi-events coach at Rochester, coached athletes to score 68 team points at the Liberty League Championships. Kylee Bartlett leads all qualifiers in the pentathlon headed into the NCAA Championships, and Petsch has two additional athletes who will compete at this weekend’s Championships. Petsch is in his 6th year at Rochester.

CENTRAL REGION – Derrick McKenzie – Nebraska Wesleyan

McKenzie, Nebraska Wesleyan’s sprints coach, led the Prairie Wolves to the top spots in the USTFCCCA #EventSquad rankings in both the 200 meters and the 400 meters during the regular season. McKenzie’s athletes scored 58 points to help the Prairie Wolves secure the American Rivers Conference championship. McKenzie is in his 4th year as Assistant Track & Field Coach at Nebraska Wesleyan.

GREAT LAKES REGION – Joe Eby – Baldwin Wallace

Eby, in his 4th year as Assistant Track & Field Coach at Baldwin Wallace, coached athletes to score 55 of the team’s 113 points at the OAC Championships and 45 of the team’s 85.5 points in the All-Ohio Championships. Kelly Brennan rewrote Baldwin Wallace’s school records in three different events during the regular season. Eby coaches distance events at Baldwin Wallace.

MIDEAST REGION – Maura Linde – Johns Hopkins

Linde, in her second year as Assistant Track & Field Coach at Johns Hopkins, coached five national qualifiers in two events during the indoor season, including Caelyn Reilly, who ranks in the top five nationally in both the 3000 meters and 5000 meters. Linde’s athletes rank in the top five in the USTFCCCA #EventSquad rankings in every event from the 800 meters to the 5000 meters. Linde coaches middle distance and distance events for the Blue Jays.

MIDWEST REGION – Lane Lohr – Washington (Mo.)

Lohr, top-ranked Washington (Mo.)’s pole vault, hurdles, and horizontal jumps coach, has been a big part of the Bears’ success this indoor season. His athletes scored 70 of the team’s 170 points to win the UAA title, including the top three spots in the triple jump. He coached seven qualifiers for this weekend’s Championships, including the top two in the pole vault, the top qualifier in the triple jump, and the second-best qualifier in the long jump. Lohr is in his 12th year as Assistant Track & Field Coach for the Bears.

NEW ENGLAND REGION – Marisa Turner – Williams

Turner, jumps and multi-events coach for Williams, coached athletes to score 64 of the team’s 140 points at the Division III New England Championships, leading the Ephs to the team title. She coached the top-ranked qualifier in the high jump and a top-ten qualifier in the pentathlon headed into the NCAA Championships. Turner is in her 3rd year as Assistant Track & Field Coach at Williams.

SOUTH/SOUTHEAST REGION – Taylor Browning – Piedmont

Browning, sprints, jumps, and hurdles coach at Piedmont, coached seven school records in just his first season as Assistant Track & Field Coach. Browning coached junior Julia Graham to a 0.42-second improvement in the 60 hurdles, earning her first All-Region honors. Browning’s athletes rank in the top-25 nationally in the USTFCCCA #EventSquad rankings in the 60 meters.

WEST REGION – Adam Haldorson – George Fox

Haldorson, in his 9th year as Associate Head Track & Field Coach at George Fox, coached athletes to two NCAA Division III all-time top-ten marks during the indoor season, in the 400 meters (2nd) and 200 meters (4th). Both times were also George Fox school records and the top times recorded this year in NCAA Division III. In Haldorson’s event areas of sprints, hurdles, relays, high jump, and multi-events, Bruins set 16 top-10 all-time program marks and lead the West Region in four events.