Outstanding Performers Named From 2022 NCAA DIII Indoor T&F Championships

NEW ORLEANS – Outstanding Performers of the Meet from the 2022 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships were announced on Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

Aidan Ryan of Williams was named the Most Outstanding Men’s Track Performer, while Alex Kristeller of Widener and Jonathan Wilburn of UW-Oshkosh shared the honor of Most Outstanding Men’s Field Performer. Kassie Parker of Loras was named Most Outstanding Women’s Track Performer and Hannah Zenkovich of UW-La Crosse was named Most Outstanding Women’s Field Performer.

Each year, the USTFCCCA honors the Outstanding Performers of the Meet at the NCAA DIII Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Winners are determined using a formula that adds together team points scored, plus meet records (five additional points), Division III seasonal bests (three additional points) and facility records (one point). Relay points, if applicable, are split equally among the four team members.

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Outstanding Performers of the Meet – Indoor Track & Field

Year
Men’s Track
Men’s Field
Women’s Track
Women’s Field
2022
Aidan Ryan, Williams
Alex Kristeller, Widener
Kassie Parker, Loras
Hannah Zenkovich, UW-La Crosse
Jonathan Wilburn, UW-Oshkosh
2019
Kyler Lueck, UW-Eau Claire
David Kornack, UW-Eau Claire
Gabby Noland, Loras
Isabel Maletich, UChicago
Dhruvil Patel, North Central (Ill.)
2018
Jordan Johnson, Benedictine (Ill.)
Sam Elsner, UW-Stout
Wadeline Jonathas, Umass Boston
Katherine Pitman, Ithaca
2017
Isaac Garcia-Cassani, SUNY Geneseo
Jerry Williams, UW-Stevens Point
Amber Celen, Bridgewater (Va.)
Alexa Wandy, SUNY Geneseo
2016
Josh Thorson, UW-Eau Claire
Robert Starnes, UW-Whitewater
Amy Regan, Stevens
Kim Gallavan, Baldwin Wallace
2015
Jack Campbell, St. Olaf
Dominique Neloms, UW-La Crosse
Carly Fehler, UW-Eau Claire
Melanie Brickner, UW-Oshkosh
Travis Morrison, North Central (Ill.)
2014
Thurgood Dennis, UW-Eau Claire
Jonas Elsume, Wartburg
Christy Cazzola, UW-Oshkosh
Bailey Alston, UW-La Crosse
Jamie Ruginski, Southern Maine

Ryan totaled 25 points using the above formula. He won the mile in a meet-record 4:05.60 (13 points), finished a close runner-up in the 3000 meters (eight points) and anchored the Ephs’ to a runner-up effort in the distance medley relay (two points).

Kristeller and Wilburn both scored 13 points using the above formula. The former won the weight throw with a seasonal-best mark of 20.39m (66-10¾) for 13 points, while the latter added another national triple jump crown to his ledger with a seasonal-best effort of 15.49m (50-10) for 13 points.

Parker amassed 27 points using the above formula. She doubled up on individual titles in the 3000m and 5000m (20 points) – with a meet record of 16:15.06 in the longer race (five points) – and helped the Duhawks to a runner-up finish in the distance medley relay (two points).

Zenkovich tallied 16 points using the above formula. She won the pentathlon with a seasonal-best total of 3744 points for 13 points (which was three points better than her previous 2022 topper) and took sixth place in the long jump with a mark of 5.61m (18-5) for three more points.