Matthew Wilkinson, Carleton: 2020 NCAA Division III Men’s Indoor Track & Field National Track Athlete of the Year
Matthew Wilkinson of Carleton was named the National Men’s Track Athlete of the Year for the 2020 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
This is the first time that an athlete from Carleton has earned this honor in award history.
Wilkinson’s name dotted the top of the NCAA Division III Descending Order List throughout the season. The senior from Greenwood, Minnesota, was ranked first nationally in both the 3000 (8:11.52) and 5000 (14:22.34) and slotted in at third nationally in the mile (4:08.55). His seasonal best in the 3000 made him the No. 9 performer on the NCAA DIII all-time chart. Wilkinson took home MIAC Men’s Outstanding Track Athlete of the Year honors after winning the 3000, 5000 and anchoring the winning DMR.