Outstanding Performers Named For 2022 NCAA DIII Outdoor Championships
NEW ORLEANS – Outstanding Performers of the Meet from the 2022 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships were announced on Friday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
JP Vaught of Centre and Marcus Weaver of UW-Eau Claire repeated as Most Outstanding Men’s Track Performer and Field Performer, respectively, while Isabella Hogue of Nebraska Wesleyan and Victoria Kadiri of Johns Hopkins were named the Most Outstanding Women’s Track Performer and Most Outstanding Women’s Field Performer, respectively.
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.
Vaught, the Most Outstanding Men’s Track Performer, totaled 24 points using the above formula. He scored 16 team points with a victory in the 200 meters and a third-place finish in the 100 meters and added eight more in the 200 with a meet record and seasonal best of 20.55. Not only was Vaught’s 200-meter winning time a meet record and seasonal best, it also broke the NCAA DIII record – although divisional records don’t count in this formula.
Weaver, the Most Outstanding Men’s Field Performer, put up 23 points using the above formula. Not only did he repeat the unprecedented decathlon-javelin double he first accomplished last year (so it’s not-so unprecedented any longer), he came away with a seasonal best in the decathlon of 7486 points to narrowly miss his personal best in the ten-eventer (7510).
Hogue, the Most Outstanding Women’s Track Performer, totaled 26 points using the above formula. She completed the 100-200 sweep with a seasonal best of 23.56 in the latter. Hogue wasn’t credited with a seasonal best in the 100, due to the fact that it was wind-aided.
Kadiri, the Most Outstanding Women’s Field Performer, amassed 20 points using the above formula. She swept the horizontal jumps this past weekend, which helped Johns Hopkins land on the podium for just the second time in program history (2019 was the first).