2023 NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field NCAA DII High Point Award
NEW ORLEANS – High Point Athletes of the Meet from the 2023 NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships were announced on Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
Cordell Tinch of Pittsburg State earned the honor on the men’s side, while Denisha Cartwright of Minnesota State and Stephanie Cotter of Adams State tied for the recognition on the women’s side.
Tinch, a sophomore from Green Bay, Wisconsin, scored 20 points by capturing two event titles. Tinch added to his short hurdle legacy after winning the 60-meter hurdles in 7.51, breaking the meet record of 7.52 he set in the prelims. Those are the second and third-fastest times in NCAA DII history behind his record of 7.50 and gives him seven of the top-8 marks all-time. Tinch also cleared 2.18m (7-1¾) to claim the high jump crown. Pittsburg State won its second national title in program history and first since 2018.
Cartwright, a junior from Nassau, Bahamas, netted 22 points between three top-3 finishes. Cartwright won the 60-meter hurdles in 8.11 seconds, matching the No. 9 mark all-time. She then earned a pair of third-place finishes in the 60 meters (7.31) and 200 meters (23.38). Her 23.38 effort in the 200 meters makes her the No. 4 performer in NCAA DII history. Minnesota State finished second in the team standings.
Cotter, a junior from Cork, Ireland, totaled 22 points from two event crowns and one runner-up finish. Cotter was a double distance champion, taking the mile in 4:49.57 before smashing the NCAA DII record in the 3000 meters with her 9:06.03 winner. Cotter also led off the Grizzlies’ second-place DMR (11:16.28). Adams State captured its fifth national title in program history and first since 2019.