OWU Captures 3rd-Straight Men's Indoor Title

The Ohio Wesleyan men won their 3rd-straight NCAC Indoor Track & Field championship on Saturday
The Ohio Wesleyan men won their 3rd-straight NCAC Indoor Track & Field championship on Saturday

2018 All-NCAC Men's Indoor Track & Field Performers

The Ohio Wesleyan University men won their third-straight league title at the 2018 NCAC Indoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday at Wabash College’s Johnson Track/Knowling Fieldhouse in Crawfordsville, Indiana. The Bishops accumulated 140 team points to win the team title for the third year in a row, while Wabash finished second behind OWU for the third consecutive season with 125 total points.

DePauw finished third with 93 points for its best finish at the NCAC Indoor T&F Championships since joining the league in 2011-12, followed by Allegheny in fourth (89), Wittenberg in fifth (88), Oberlin in sixth (60), Denison in seventh (54), Wooster in eighth (28) and Kenyon in ninth (24).

Ohio Wesleyan head coach Kris Boey was named the NCAC Men’s Coach of the Year for the third-year in a row and the sixth time in his career. In the two days of competition in Indiana and the NCAC Combined Events Championships last weekend at Denison, the Boey-led Bishops accumulated five individual event titles and seven additional All-NCAC performances to top the team leaderboard on the men's side for the third year in a row at the conference meet.

2018 NCAC Men's Indoor Track & Field Athlete of the Year Award Winners:

Men's Field: Nate Newman, Ohio Wesleyan
Ohio Wesleyan senior Nate Newman (Chillicothe, OH/Zane Trace) earned the NCAC's top honor in field events for the second year in a row and the third time in his career after winning two total field event titles over the course of the championship. He opened his defense of the yearly award last weekend by winning the NCAC heptathlon title for the third year in a row with 4,776 points at Denison. He then won the league title in the high jump for the second year in a row and the third time in his career at a height of 6'07.00", before finishing second overall in the long jump with a distance of 21'11.00" and fourth in the pole vault after clearing 13'11.75". In addition to his success in the field events, Newman also took home the individual title in the 60-meter hurdles in a time of 8.38 seconds.

Men's Sprint/Hurdles: Tyler Gittins, Wittenberg
Wittenberg senior Tyler Gittins (Westerville, OH/Columbus Acad.) was the top men's sprinter and hurdler at the 2018 NCAC Championships with one individual event title and a pair of additional All-NCAC finishes. Gittins crossed the line first in the 200-meter dash in 22.64 seconds, while also finishing second in the 60-meter hurdles (8.40) and third overall in the 400-meters with a time of 50.68 seconds.

Men's Distance/Middle Distance: John Hughes, Allegheny
Allegheny senior John Hughes (Cold Spring, NY/Haldane) is now the first NCAC athlete in 19 years to win the league's top honor in Distance/Middle Distance Events in consecutive years after he won two individual events and placed third as a member of the DMR (10:24.23) at this year's conference meet. He swept the individual distance races contested on Saturday afternoon, first winning the mile in 4:14.53, before closing out his indoor conference career with the league title in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 8:40.99. Denison's Joe Dunham was the last NCAC athlete to win the award in back-to-back years in 1998 and '99.

Newcomer of the Year: Marquis Sena, Ohio Wesleyan
Ohio Wesleyan freshman Marquis Sena (Bronx, NY/Institute for Math & Science) earned the inaugural NCAC Men's Indoor Track & Field Newcomer of the Year award after winning the 60-meter dash in 7.00 seconds and running the third leg on the second-place 4x200-meter relay that finished in 1:31.34.

Men's Coach of the Year: Kris Boey, Ohio Wesleyan


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