2022 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field All-America
NEW ORLEANS – All-America honors for the 2022 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field season were announced on Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
Athletes of member institutions who finished in the top-8 of their respective individual events and relays at the 2022 NCAA DIII Indoor Track & Field Championships this past weekend in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, earned All-America distinction.
UW-Eau Claire and Washington (Mo.) shared top honors on the men’s side, while Loras captured the women’s crown. For the Blugolds, it was their third indoor national title in program history, while the Bears snared their first. The Duhakws earned the first indoor national title in program history and have won each of the past three national titles awarded dating back to the 2019 outdoor season.
Dramatic doesn’t even begin to describe the race for the men’s team title this past weekend. UW-Eau Claire and WashU originally ended the meet as co-champions, but a disqualification in the 4×400 relay sent WashU to victory, but a double disqualification put UW-Eau Claire on top – but when all was said and done, UW-Eau Claire and WashU ended up sharing the crown. Not only that, but the top-4 teams all finished within five points of each other.
It’s only right that both the Bears and the Blugolds finished with the same number of All-America honors with 11. They weren’t the only programs with that many, as both fourth-place Loras and fifth-place SUNY Geneseo hauled in that exact amount.
National runner-up UW-La Crosse was the top-honored women’s program with 16 plaudits, two more than the champion Duhawks. To say that Loras made its entries work for itself would be an understatement: the Duhawks won four event titles and finished top-3 in two others. Fourth-place WashU was the only other women’s program with double-digit honorees (11).
No program earned more combined All-America honors than Loras with 25. It was a close race, however, as UW-La Crosse (24) and WashU (23) were right there. SUNY Geneseo (18), Williams (14), UW-Eau Claire (13), Mount Union (12) and Wartburg (10) all finished with 10 or more.
Kenadee Wyat was the most-honored athlete with four All-America nods. Wyat, who competes for Mount Union, snagged a trio of individual All-America honors in the 60, 200 and 400, while also helping the Purple Raiders to a strong finish in the 4×400 relay.
See below for a full list of athletes honored by the USTFCCCA on Monday.