The Ohio Wesleyan men won their second-straight league title at the 2017 NCAC Indoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday at Oberlin College’s John W. Heisman Club Fieldhouse in Oberlin, Ohio. The Yeowomen, who also shared the title with OWU in 2009, cruised to the women’s title with 181 points, compared to 143 points for second-place Ohio Wesleyan, while the OWU men narrowly edged out Wabash for the 2017 title by a 164-161 margin.
On the men’s side, Allegheny checked in at third with 109 points, followed by Wittenberg (87), DePauw (71), Denison and Oberlin in a tie for sixth with 40 points, Wooster in eighth (23) and Kenyon in ninth (7).
Oberlin head coach Ray Appenheimer was named the NCAC Women’s Coach of the Year for the third time in his career and the first time since winning back-to-back awards in 2009 & ’10, while OWU’s Kris Boey was named the NCAC Men’s Coach of the Year for the second-year in a row and the fifth time in his career. Listen to Ohio Wesleyan head coach Kris Boey's comments on the championship after the meet HERE.
2017 Men's Athlete of the Year Award Winners
Men's Field: Nate Newman, Ohio Wesleyan
Ohio Wesleyan junior Nate Newman (Chillicothe, OH/Zane Trace) earned the NCAC Field Athlete of the Year award for the second time in his career after winning the Heptathlon with 4,899 points and also topping the field in the high jump at a height of 6’04.25”. Newman also won the award as a freshman in 2015.
Men's Sprint/Hurdles: Tommy Davis, Ohio Wesleyan
Ohio Wesleyan sophomore Tommy Davis (Clyde, OH/Clyde) earned the 2017 Athlete of the Year award for sprint and hurdle events after winning the 200-meter dash in 22.40 and running the third leg on the winning 4x200-meter relay (1:30.59). He also finished third overall in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.09.
Men's Distance/Middle Distance: John Hughes, Allegheny
Allegheny junior John Hughes (Cold Spring, NY/Haldane) is now the seventh Gator to win the NCAC Athlete of the Year award for distance and middle distance events after winning the mile in 4:19.06 and finishing second overall in the 3,000-meter run in 8:48.57. Hughes also ran the lead leg on the second-place distance medley relay team that crossed the line in 10:30.07 on Friday night.
Men's Coach of the Year: Kris Boey, Ohio Wesleyan
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