High Point Athletes From 2022 NCAA DII Indoor T&F Championships

NEW ORLEANS – High Point Athletes of the Meet from the 2022 NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships were announced on Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

Trevor Bassitt of Ashland earned the honor on the men’s side after totaling 22.5 points at the meet, while Makayla Jackson of Minnesota State notched 23 points to be the highest-scoring woman in Pittsburg, Kansas.

Bassitt, a senior from Bluffton, Ohio, claimed two individual event titles and a third as part of the 4×400 relay. Two of them came within an hour of each other, as he first won the 60H in 7.73. Bassitt then scorched the track to the tune of 45.36 in the 400 to set a new NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships record, breaking the previous record of 45.67 set by former teammate Myles Pringle in 2019. Bassitt closed out the meet by anchoring the Eagles’ victorious 4×400 that clocked a season-best 3:09.59.

In all, Bassitt’s 22.5 points accounted for about 45 percent of Ashland’s team total of 49. The Eagles finished second in the team standings.

Jackson was a two-time winner for the Mavericks at the NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships. The sophomore from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, first claimed the long jump title on Friday night in a collegiate best 6.20m (20-4¼). She came back on Saturday to win the 60 in 7.34 seconds for her second event crown. Jackson capped her weekend with a sixth-place finish in the 200 in 24.34.

Minnesota State won their first indoor national title in program history, with Jackson accounting for 23 of the team’s 58 points.