NCAA DIII Regional Award Winners For 2019 Outdoor Season
NEW ORLEANS – Regional Athletes and Coaches of the Year for the 2019 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field season were announced Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
Each of the eight regions – Atlantic, Central, Great Lakes, Mideast, Midwest, New England, South/Southeast and West – honored both genders’ top track athletes and field athletes as well as 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 are headed to the 2019 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships set for this weekend at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio.
USTFCCCA Regional Awards are presented by Pro Form Sports.
ATLANTIC REGION – Grant O’Connor – RPI
O’Connor, a senior from Hartford, Connecticut, is ranked second nationally in the 10,000 at 29:41.45 and third nationally in the 5000 at 14:09.85. He was the top NCAA DIII finisher in the 10,000 at the Bucknell Bison Invitational, as well as in the 5000 at the prestigious Penn Relays.
CENTRAL REGION – Patrick Mikel – Loras
Mikel, a junior from Lombard, Illinois, is ranked first nationally in the 400 with a time of 46.92. He is also ranked 10th nationally in the 200 at 21.34. Mikel continued his dominance of the A-R-C Championships by winning the 200, 400 and helping out on the winning 4×400 relay.
GREAT LAKES REGION – Jordan Leverette – Baldwin Wallace
Leverette, a senior from Cleveland, Ohio, is ranked first nationally in both the 100 and the 200. He won individual titles at the All-Ohio Championships in each of those events and broke the meet record in the 200. Leverette was named National Athlete of the Week twice during the outdoor season.
MIDEAST REGION – Ben Schott – Messiah
Schott, a senior from Hanover, Pennsylvania, is ranked second nationally in the steeplechase at 8:53.74. That is the second best time ran at the NCAA DIII level in the past five years. He is also ranked 12th nationally in the 1500 at 3:50.69. Schott scored 25 points at the Middle Atlantic Conference Championships with victories in both of those aforementioned events and a fourth-place finish in the 5000.
MIDWEST REGION – Dhruvil Patel – North Central (Ill.)
Patel, a senior from Skokie, Illinois, rewrote the record book during the outdoor season. He broke a long-standing NCAA DIII record in the 5000 when he ran 13:51.40 at the Cardinal Classic on April 19 and clocked an all-time mark in the 10,000 of 28:50.87 at the Stanford Invitational in late March. Patel is the top-ranked athlete in both of those events.
NEW ENGLAND REGION – Aidan Ryan – Williams
Ryan, a sophomore from New York, New York, is ranked ninth nationally in both the 1500 at 3:49.83 and the 5000 at 14:23.22. He is undefeated in each event this season, which includes a victory in the 5000 at the NEICAAA Championships against a field comprised of NCAA DI, NCAA DII and NCAA DIII competition. Ryan completed the 1500-5000 double at the NESCAC Championships.
SOUTH/SOUTHEAST REGION – Liam Fost – Emory
Fost, a sophomore from North Caldwell, New Jersey, is ranked second nationally in the 400 at 47.19. He improved 2.28 seconds between the 2018 UAA Championships and the 2019 UAA Championships, in which he broke the conference record and won the conference title.
WEST REGION – Daniel Rosen – Pomona-Pitzer
Rosen, a junior from Chicago, Illinois, is ranked first nationally in the steeplechase at 8:51.64, a time that made him the 13th best performer in NCAA DIII history. He is also ranked 16th in the nation in the 1500 at 3:51.48.
ATLANTIC REGION – George Alexandris – Montclair State
Alexandris, a senior from Fair Lawn, New Jersey, is ranked first nationally in the long jump at 7.56m (24-9¾), a mark he recorded back on April 5. He won the individual title in the event at the AARTFC Outdoor Championships.
CENTRAL REGION – Michael Hensch – Gustavus Adolphus
Hensch, a senior from North Branch, Minnesota, pulled off an unprecedented quadruple at the MIAC Championships. He became the first athlete in the 99-year history of the MIAC to win each of the four throwing events contested. Hensch is ranked seventh nationally in the hammer, eighth nationally in the shot put, 16th nationally in the discus and 28th nationally in the javelin. He will contest the discus, shot put and hammer at NCAAs.
GREAT LAKES REGION – Zak Dysert – Baldwin Wallace
Dysert, a senior from McDonald, Pennsylvania, is ranked first nationally in the hammer at 64.21m (210-8). That heave made him the 10th best performer in NCAA DIII history. Dysert has been consistent throughout the season, throwing more than 60 meters in seven different meets. He was named OAC Field Athlete of the Year after scoring 16 points at the conference meet, which included a victory in the hammer.
MIDEAST REGION – Cameron Yon – Penn State Harrisburg
Yon, a senior from Patuxent River, Maryland, is ranked first nationally in the discus at 56.27m (184-8). He is also ranked fourth regionally in the hammer at 51.50m (167-8). Yon won the discus title at both the CAC Championships and the ECAC DIII Championships.
MIDWEST REGION – David Kornack – UW-Eau Claire
Kornack, a senior from Edgar, Wisconsin, has taken aim at the NCAA DIII record book throughout the outdoor season. He became just the third man in NCAA DIII history to throw further than 63 feet when he launched the orb 19.38m (63-7) and added another 63-foot mark to his tally later in the season. Kornack is also ranked seventh nationally in the discus.
NEW ENGLAND REGION – Yorai Shaoul – MIT
Shaoul, a sophomore from Rannana, Israel, is ranked first nationally in the triple jump with a mark of 15.16m (49-9) and is also ranked fifth nationally in the long jump with a mark of 7.36m (24-1¾). He doubled up on postseason titles, winning both horizontal jumps at the NEWMAC and the New England DIII Championships.
SOUTH/SOUTHEAST REGION – Luke Ballard – Birmingham-Southern
Ballard, a sophomore from Hoover, Alabama, is ranked second nationally in the javelin with a mark of 65.85m (216-1). He won the individual title in the event at the SAA Championships.
WEST REGION – Jacoby Wolfe – George Fox
Wolfe, a senior from Newberg, Oregon, is ranked first nationally in the high jump at 2.14m (7-0¼). He tied the school record and won the individual title at the NWC Championships.
ATLANTIC REGION – Dustin Dimit – Rowan
Dimit, in his 5th year as Head Men’s Cross Country and Track & Field Coach at Rowan, has the Profs ranked in the nation’s top-20 with a region-high of eight entries to the upcoming NCAA Championships. Earlier this season, Dimit led the Profs to the NJAC Outdoor Championship with 11 event wins.
CENTRAL REGION – Steve Mathre – St. Thomas (Minn.)
In his 24th year as Head Men’s Track and Field coach at St. Thomas, Mathre coached the Tommies to a complete team performance at the MIAC Championships with scorers in 21 of 22 events contested earning a total of 212.5 points for the team title. The Tommies top the Central Region rankings and have four qualifiers to the upcoming NCAA Championships.
GREAT LAKES REGION – Kevin Lucas – Mount Union
Lucas, in his 10th year at Head Coach at Mount Union, led the Raiders to the OAC Championship and qualified eight to the upcoming NCAA Championships. The Raiders finished the regular season ranked in the top 15 nationally and first in the Great Lakes Region.
MIDEAST REGION – Gary Aldrich – Carnegie Mellon
Aldrich, in his 5th year as Head Men’s and Women’s Track & Field coach, coached the Tartans to a runner-up finish at the UAA Championships and the top ranking in the Mideast Region. Under Aldrich’s tutelage, Tartans rewrote four school records and earned UAA Field Athlete of the Meet and Running Athlete of the Meet honors.
MIDWEST REGION – Joshua Buchholtz – UW-La Crosse
In his 11th year as Head Coach at UW-La Crosse, Buchholtz led the team to the WIAC team title with five event wins. Buchholtz’s Eagles have 14 qualifiers to the upcoming NCAA Championships and rank in the nation’s top ten and first in the Midwest Region.
NEW ENGLAND REGION – Halston Taylor – MIT
Taylor, in his 29th year as Director of Track & Field/Cross Country at MIT, coached the Engineers to both the NEWMAC and New England Division III Championship. The team finished the regular season in the nation’s top ten with seven qualifiers to the NCAA Championships and held the top spot in the New England Region rankings.
SOUTH/SOUTHEAST REGION – Darlene Holland – Texas Lutheran
In her 5th year as Head Coach at Texas Lutheran, and only the school’s fifth year of sponsoring Men’s Track & Field, Holland led the team to their third-straight SCAC Championship and a top-30 national ranking. The Bulldogs set six conference records at the SCAC Championships and earned 26 All-Conference designations.
WEST REGION – Jordan Carpenter – Pomona-Pitzer
Carpenter, in his 2nd year as Head Coach at Pomona-Pitzer, led the Sagehens to a top-five national ranking and top honors in the West Region. The team earlier earned a second-place finish at the SCIAC Championships with three event titles.
ATLANTIC REGION – James Lemieux – Utica
Lemieux, in his fifth year with Utica, had three national qualifiers out of his throws group this season. The unit has three top-20 marks in the discus (ninth in the nation), shot put (14th) and javelin (19th). His athletes are ranked No. 11 in the discus and No. 15 in the shot at the national level in the #EventSquad rankings. His athletes also won two individual titles at the conference meet to go with setting the conference record in the discus, javelin and shot.
CENTRAL REGION – Jim Fuller – Central (Iowa)
Fuller, in his seventh year with the Central (Iowa) program had two athletes across three events qualify for the national championships. Will Daniels is ranked first in the nation in the decathlon which he did with a school record of 7,195 points, the eighth-best mark recorded in DIII history. The athletes under his direction posted 52 of the team’s 114 points at the Merican Rivers Conference Championships.
GREAT LAKES REGION – Jake Alexander – John Carroll
Alexander, in his fifth year with the John Carroll program, had his athletes account for 92 of 183 total points at the conference championships. He had four athletes qualify for nationals across five events to go with six All-Region performances that included the No. 1 4×100 and long jump. In the #EventSquad rankings his athletes are No. 4 in the 200, No. 6 in the 100 and No. 16 in the long jump.
MIDEAST REGION – Zachary Brown – Stevenson
Brown, in his debut year with Stevenson, had national qualifiers in the 100 and 4×100 this year. Brown’s men’s 4×100 is ranked No. 1 in the nation and have posted the third, fifth, sixteenth and nineteenth times in the Mideast Region. That same group is also ranked fourth nationally in the #EventSquad rankings. The unit also broke the conference meet record at the outdoor championships and chipped in 74 points overall at the conference meet.
MIDWEST REGION – Dan Schwamberger – UW-Eau Claire
Schwamberger, in his 12th year with the UW-Eau Claire program, had national qualifiers in the 800, 1500, 5000 and 10000 this season. He has coached top-6 nationally ranked athletes in Kyler Lueck (second in the 1500 and fourth in the 800), Darin Lau (fourth in the 10000 and sixth in the 5000) and Patrick Treacy (fifth in the 1500). Lueck also won the Drake Relays Champion 800 race. His group won WIAC Conference titles in the 800, 1500 and 5000.
NEW ENGLAND REGION – Derek Rousseau – MIT
In his second year at the school, Rousseau had four national qualifiers for the outdoor championships which includes the national leaders in the high and triple jump. Rousseau’s jumpers dominated the NEWMAC Conference and New England Region, helping his team win both championships. At the NEWMAC Championship, his jumpers scored 49 points in the high, long and triple, collecting titles in all three events. At the New England Division III Championship, his jumpers again won all three events, scoring a total of 46.5 points which was a third of the total points posted by MIT overall. Nationally, his jumpers are ranked No. 1 in the triple, No. 2 in the high and No. 4 in the long jump.
SOUTH/SOUTHEAST REGION – Benjamin Bevevino – Texas Lutheran
Bevevino, in just his first year with Texas Lutheran, had four athletes across three events along with his 4×100 unit advance to outdoor nationals. His athletes in athletes in short sprints, hurdles and high jump accumulated 79 of the team’s 236 points en route to a conference championship. Bevevino had three individual and one relay conference record performances at the meet with one of his athletes taking home the Athlete of the Meet honors. He had five All-Region designations overall.
WEST REGION – Adam Haldorson – George Fox
In his ninth year at George Fox, Haldorson had his athletes earn four entries into the outdoor championships with two in the decathlon, one in high jump and another in the long jump. Athletes coached by Haldorson accounted for 73 of the Bruin’s 212 points scored as the program won the NWC Championships. His athlete, Jacoby Wolfe, currently leads the nation in the high jump with a mark of 2.14m while the others in his group accounted for eight marks getting added to the Bruins all-time top-10 list.
ATLANTIC REGION – Elise Ramirez – SUNY Geneseo
Ramirez, a senior from Nesconset, New York, is ranked second nationally in the 5000 at 16:34.47 and sixth nationally in the 1500 at 4:28.00. She finished runner-up at the Bucknell Bison Outdoor Classic in the 5000 and won the SUNYAC title in that same event.
CENTRAL REGION – Gabby Noland – Loras
Noland, a junior from Rockford, Illinois, is ranked first nationally in both the 100 at 11.82 and the 200 at 23.94. She is also a member of the nation’s top-ranked 4×400 relay team. Noland broke a conference record in the 100 and school records in the 100, 200 and helped better them in the 4×100 and 4×400 relays.
GREAT LAKES REGION – Emily Forner – Allegheny (Pa.)
Forner, a senior from Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, is ranked first nationally in the 5000 at 16:33.01. She was named the NCAC Distance Runner of the Year after winning both the 1500 and the 5000 at the conference meet.
MIDEAST REGION – Caelyn Reilly – Johns Hopkins
Reilly, a junior from Bay Shore, New York, is ranked second nationally in the 10,000 at 34:56.05. She is also ranked 10th nationally in the 5000 at 16:57.69 and won the individual title at the Centennial Conference Championships in that event.
MIDWEST REGION – Favor Ezewuzie – Wheaton (Ill.)
Ezewuzie, a junior from Malden, Massachusetts, is ranked fourth nationally in the 100 at 11.96 and ninth nationally in the 200 at 24.63. She was named the Track Athlete of the Meet at the CCIW Championships after winning individual titles in the 100 and 100 Meter Hurdles and helping out on the title-winning 4×100 relay team.
NEW ENGLAND REGION – Jayci Andrews – Bridgewater State
Andrews, a junior from Plymouth, Massachusetts, is ranked first nationally in the 100 Meter Hurdles at 13.86 and seventh nationally in the 400 Meter Hurdles at 1:01.58. Her time in the 100H tied her as the 11th best performer in NCAA DIII history with a legal wind at her back. Andrews scored 32 points at the MASCAC Championships to help her team secure a runner-up finish in the standings.
SOUTH/SOUTHEAST REGION – Annie Rodenfels – Centre
Rodenfels, a senior from Centreville, Ohio, broke the NCAA DIII record in the steeplechase with her time of 9:58.83 and became the first woman to go sub-10:00.00 in NCAA DIII history in the process. She is also ranked third nationally in the 5000 (16:45.23), fifth nationally in the 1500 (4:27.89) and 27th nationally in the 800 (2:13.72). Rodenfels was named the SAA Track Athlete of the Year and took home the title of High Point Athlete of the Meet.
WEST REGION – Sarah King – George Fox
King, a senior from Yamhill, Oregon, is ranked first nationally in the 400 at 55.01, second nationally in the 800 at 2:09.83 and third nationally in the 200 at 24.45. She is also a member of the nation’s fourth-ranked 4×400 relay team and is fourth regionally in the 100.
ATLANTIC REGION – Katie Weeks – Stevens
Weeks, a senior from Toms River, New Jersey, is ranked fourth nationally in the discus at 47.47m (155-5). She is also ranked 16th nationally in the shot put at 13.61m (44-8). Weeks was named the E8 Field Athlete of the Meet after scoring 36 points, setting two meet records and helping her team to its first-ever E8 team title.
CENTRAL REGION – Rebecca Burmahl – Dubuque
Burmahl, a senior from Monticello, Iowa, is ranked first nationally in the hammer at 56.79m (186-4) and eighth nationally in the discus at 46.11m (151-4). She scored 16 points at the A-R-C Championships and is the all-time A-R-C record holder in the hammer.
GREAT LAKES REGION – Cassandra Laios – Case Western Reserve
Laios, a senior from Worthington, Ohio, is ranked third nationally in the hammer at 55.96m (183-7) and ninth nationally in the shot put at 14.20m (46-7¼). She qualified for the NCAA meet in each of those events, as well as in the discus, where she is ranked 15th nationally. Laios amassed 32 points at the NCAA DIII All-Ohio Championships.
MIDEAST REGION – Maya Hammonds – Johns Hopkins
Hammonds, a senior from New Hartford, New York, is ranked first nationally in the long jump at 5.93m (19-5½). She is also ranked 17th nationally in the heptathlon with 4563 points. Hammonds scored 20 points at the Centennial Conference Championships when she won individual titles in the high jump and long jump.
MIDWEST REGION – Erica Oawster – UW-Eau Claire
Oawster, a senior from Lino Lakes, Minnesota, is ranked first nationally in the discus at 51.19m (168-0) and second nationally in the shot put at 14.47m (47-5¾). She became the eighth best performer in NCAA DIII history with her PR in the discus.
NEW ENGLAND REGION – Adela Kalilwa – Southern Maine
Kalilwa, a junior from Lewiston, Maine, is ranked seventh nationally in the long jump at 5.82m (19-1¼) and 11th nationally in the triple jump at 11.89m (39-0¼). She swept individual titles in the horizontal jumps at both the New England DIII Championships and the Maine State Championships.
SOUTH/SOUTHEAST REGION – Tye Meador – Bridgewater (Va.)
Meador, a senior from Salem, Virginia, is ranked 10th nationally in the long jump at 5.76m (18-10¾). She scored 14 points in field events at the ODAC Championships to help her team to a runner-up finish.
WEST REGION – Annie Wright – George Fox
Wright, a senior from Granite Bay, California, became the second best performer in NCAA DIII history in the heptathlon when she scored 5307 points at the Westmont Collegiate Classic. She also broke the school record in the shot put with a heave of 13.43m (44-0¾) and just missed qualifying for NCAAs by two centimeters.
ATLANTIC REGION – Christopher Popovici – SUNY Geneseo
Popovici, in his 5th year as Head Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Coach at Geneseo, led the Knights to the SUNYAC Championship with four event titles and a total of 246 points. The Knights finished the regular season ranked in the top 15 nationally and second in the Atlantic Region.
CENTRAL REGION – Matt Jones – Loras
In his 6th year as Head Coach at Loras, Jones coached the Duhawks to a top-3 spot in the final National Rating Index as well as the third spot in the Central Region. The Duhawks also finished third in the American Rivers Conference with three event titles and claim the top qualifying marks in NCAA Division III in four events.
GREAT LAKES REGION – Kyle Basista – John Carroll
In his 5th year as Head Men’s and Women’s Track & Field Coach at John Carroll, Basista led the Blue Streak to their first-ever OAC Championship and highest-ever national ranking. With nine school records set during the season and five qualifiers to the upcoming NCAA Championships, the Blue Streak finished the regular season ranked second in the Great Lakes Region.
MIDEAST REGION – Dale Fogelsanger – Messiah
Fogelsanger, in his 25th year as Head Men’s and Women’s Track & Field Coach at Messiah, just keeps getting better. His Falcons achieved their best national ranking in program history and won the Middle Atlantic Conference championships on the strength of nine event wins. The Falcons rank in the nation’s top 20 headed into the NCAA Championships and second in the Mideast Region.
MIDWEST REGION – Jeff Stiles – Washington (Mo.)
In his 11th year as Head Cross Country and Track & Field Coach at WashU, Stiles guided the Bears to their fourth-straight UAA Outdoor Championship, with five event wins. The team is poised at the top of the rankings leaderboard headed into the NCAA Championship with 12 entries.
NEW ENGLAND REGION – Nate Hoey – Williams
Hoey, in his 6th year as Head Coach of Women’s Track & Field, led the Ephs to the NESCAC Championship, as well as the Division III New England Championship. Headed into the NCAA Championships, the Ephs have twelve qualifiers and rank second nationally and first in the New England Region.
SOUTH/SOUTHEAST REGION – Derek Nelson – Emory
In his 1st year as Head Coach of Track & Field at Emory, Nelson led the Eagles to a third-place finish at the UAA Championships and the top ranking in the South/Southeast Region. With seven entries to the upcoming NCAA Championships, the Eagles rank just outside the nation’s top ten.
WEST REGION – John Smith – George Fox
Smith, in his 12th year as Director of Track and Field/Cross Country at George Fox, led the Bruins to a top-five national ranking and the top slot in the West Region. Smith’s Bruins won the NWC Championship by almost 100 points and broke or tied six school records during the season.
ATLANTIC REGION – Daniel Moore – SUNY Geneseo
Moore, in his fifth year with the Geneseo program, watched as his distance group helped lead the Knights to the SUNYAC Outdoor Championships. His athletes scored 97 points across five events. Moore had two individual champions in Elise Ramirez (5000) and Genny Corcoran (10000). His unit also had the No. 3 #EventSquad ranking in the 1500 an event where his athletes held four of the top-24 spots.
CENTRAL REGION – Jake Malm – Dubuque
In his sixth year with Dubuque, Malm coached his event group to 71 points at the A-R-C Conference Championships which was the most scored by a throws group at the meet in school history. His athletes took home the conference titles in the shot, discus and hammer along with the national leader in the hammer event. As #EventSquad ranks, his discus group is No. 1, his hammer is No. 2 and his shot put squad is No. 3.
GREAT LAKES REGION – Jake Alexander – John Carroll
Alexander, in his fifth year with the program, saw his athletes account for 113 of 174 team points at the conference championship meet. He had five athletes qualify to nationals across four events (100, 200, 100H and 4×100) o go with nine All-Region honorees which includes the No. 1 ranked athletes in four events (100, 200, 100H and triple jump). When it comes to #EventSquad rankings his units are No. 4 in the 100 and 16th in the 200 at the national level.
MIDEAST REGION – Fallon Heddings – Eastern (Pa.)
Fallon, in her first year with the school, had her athletes score 91 total points at the Middle Atlantic Conference Championships. Her group produced three national qualifiers, three individual conference champions, three All-Region athletes and 11 conference medalists overall. One of Heddings’s athletes broke a conference record this outdoor season and sits top-5 regionally across three events.
MIDWEST REGION – Greg Raimondi – Carthage
Raimondi, in his third year with the Carthage program, had two athletes advance across six events to the NCAA Outdoor Championships. His throwing group scored 51 out of the team’s 95.5 points at the CCIW Championships meet which included one of his throwers earning the Outdoor Field Athlete of the Meet. He also had conference title winners in the shot and discus events. In the #EventSquad rankings his units are No. 4 in the shot, No. 4 in the discus and No. 12 in the hammer.
NEW ENGLAND REGION – Nicole Wilkerson – Middlebury
In her 17th year with the school, Wilkerson coached her athletes to a first and second place finish in the 5000, first in the 10,000, in addition to third in both the 800 and 1500 at the NESCAC Outdoor Championships. On the national scale, she has athletes ranked No. 10 and 19 in the 800, No. 4 and 16 in the 1500, No. 14 in the 5000 and No. 18 in the 10,000. Middlebury will be sending eight athletes to compete at outdoor nationals.
SOUTH/SOUTHEAST REGION – Brian Cunningham – Bridgewater (Va.)
Cunningham, in just his first year with the Bridgewater (Va.) program, coached his athletes to 55 out of the 146 overall points to take second place at the ODAC Outdoor Championships. His women swept the distance events as they won the 1500, 5000, 10000 and steeplechase that included one school record and one conference meet record. Cunninham’s athletes racked up a total of five All-ODAC honors. One of his athletes also was named the ODAC Women’s Track Athlete of the Meet at the conference championships.
WEST REGION – Adam Haldorson – George Fox
Haldorson, in his ninth year with the George Fox program, had his athletes break three school records, one conference record and score 79 of the Bruins 230 points at the NEW Championships this season. His runners are currently ranked in the top-four nationally in the 200 (third), 400 (first), 800 (second) and 4×400 (fourth). His group of athletes have helped George Fox to a nearly 300 point lead ahead of the next closest team in the regional rankings.