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2017-18 Men's Indoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week

Distance/Middle Distance Sprints/Hurdles Field Events
February 26th
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Nate Newman, Ohio Wesleyan
(Chillicothe, OH/Zane Trace) 

Ohio Wesleyan senior Nate Newman won the NCAC Men’s Indoor Track & Field heptathlon title for the third year in a row after totaling 4,776 points last weekend at Denison. Newton joins former OWU great Matt Hunter as the only three-time champions in the event in NCAC history.

February 19th


Darcy Isaish, Ohio Wesleyan 
(Akron, OH/Firestone) 

Ohio Wesleyan sophomore Darcy Isaiah finished fourth in the 800-meter run at the non-scored Findlay Meet for Everyone. Isaiah crossed the line in 1:59.32 which is currently the second fastest in the NCAC.


RaShawn Jones, Wabash
(Indianapolis, IN/Lawrence Central) 

Wabash sophomore RaShawn Jones earned the top spot on the podium with a winning time of 8.37 in the 60-meter hurdles at Saturday’s DePauw Indoor Classic. Jones’ time is the fastest by an NCAC compeitor this season and is the second-best time of his career. 

D’Anthony Dorsey, Wittenberg
(Winter Haven, FL/Lakeland) 

Wittenberg junior D’Anthony Dorsey won the shot put with a throw of 13.86m and added a third-place finish in the weight throw (15.01m) to lead the Tigers to a third-place finish at the DePauw Indoor Classic. 

February 12th


Ryan Lesmez, Ohio Wesleyan 
(Arlington, VA/Yorktown) 

Ohio Wesleyan senior Ryan Lesmez turned in an impressive performance at the All-Ohio Championships by winning the mile with a time of 4:22.38. 

Dylan Rogers, Oberlin
(Carpentersville, IL/Jacobs) 

Oberlin sophomore Dylan Rogers had a strong weekend at both the Baldwin Wallace Mid-February Meet and All-Ohio Championships for the Yeomen. Rogers won the 400-meters (50.81) and was the anchor of the 4x200-meter team (1:35.18) that placed second at BW. The following day, Rogers was part of the 4x400-meter team that placed sixth with a time of 3:28.43 at the All-Ohio Championships.

David Carter, Denison
(New Albany, OH/Westminster (CT)) 

Denison sophomore David Carter won the triple jump at the All-Ohio Championships with a mark of 14.42 meters. The mark is a new personal-best for Carter and currently marks the best to date in the NCAC.  

February 5th


John Hughes, Allegheny 
(Cold Spring, NY/Haldane) 

Allegheny senior John Hughes led the Gator’s distance contingent on Saturday at Mount Union. The veteran topped a 40-runner field in the mile with a time of 4:21.73 to win by four seconds, before he finished third in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:02.30. 

Allen Baugh, Allegheny
(Trenton, NJ/NJ United Christian Academy) 

Allegheny senior Allen Baugh paced the Gator sprint contingent at Mount Union’s Jim Wuske Invitational on Saturday. In the finals of the 60 meter dash, Baugh placed third with a time of 7.19, before he took second overall in a field of 52 in the 200 meter dash with a time of 22.98 seconds, just four-hundredths of a second off the lead. 

Nate Newman, Ohio Wesleyan
(Chillicothe, OH/Zane Trace) 

Ohio Wesleyan senior Nate Newman won the 2018 All-Ohio Men’s Indoor Track & Field Heptathlon title after accumulating 4,892 points last weekend. Newman won the 60-meter hurdles (8.56) and the 60-meter dash (7.30) as well as second place finishes in the pole vault (3.89m) and long jump (6.59m).

January 29th


Hayden Baehl, Wabash 
(Haubstadt, IN/Gibson Southern) 

Wabash senior Hayden Baehl won the 800-meter run at Friday’s Engineer Invitational at Rose-Hulman, touring the oval in 1:59.31 for the only sub two-minute time in the conference this season. He turned in a career-best time Saturday in the mile run at the Fred Wilt Invitational at Purdue University, completing the race in 4:24.00 to place fifth overall and first among non-Division I competitors. 

Parker Redelman, Wabash
(Carmel, IN/Carmel) 

Wabash senior Parker Redelman posted the quickest time by an NCAC runner this season in the 400-meter dash, winning the event with a time of 51.10 at the Engineer Invitational at Rose-Hulman last Friday.

Cade Richeson, Ohio Wesleyan
(Worthington/Thomas Worthington) 

Ohio Wesleyan freshman Cade Richeson finished second in the shot put at the SPIRE Midwest Open with a toss of 16.64m. The mark currently ranks third in all of Division III. 

January 22nd


Carter Smith, Allegheny
(Cranberry Twp., PA/Eden Christian)  

Allegheny senior Carter Smith led the Gators at the non-scored Youngstown State Invitational by finishing fifth in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 8:36.76, which is currently the best mark in the NCAC and 18th best in Division III. Smith’s fifth-place finish was first among all Division III runners. 

Delontaye Morrow, Ohio Wesleyan
(Medina, OH/Medina) 

Ohio Wesleyan junior Delontaye Morrow won the 60- and 200-meter dashes in respective times of 7.12 and 23.25 to help led the Bishops to a first-place finish at the Wooster Quad Meet.


Jack Petrecca, Wooster
(Willowick, OH/North) 

Wooster junior Jack Petrecca won the high-jump (1.94m) to help lead the Fighting Scots to a second-place finish at its own quad meet. Petrecca’s mark is currently the best in the NCAC. 


December 11th


Hayden Baehl, Wabash 
(Haubstadt, IN/Gibson Southern) 

Wabash senior Hayden Baehl raced to the top spot in the 800-meter run at the Olivet Nazarene Invitational by finishing in 2:01.51. His time ranks among the top-30 in Division III through the first two weeks of the season.

James Tanford, Oberlin
(Bloomington, IN/Bloomington South) 

Oberlin senior James Tanford earned a seventh place finish in the 400-meter (51.22) on day two of the Golden Flash Gala. Tanford was also the second leg for the 4x400-meter relay team that currently has the seventh fastest time in the nation of 3:24.5. The relay time was also just shy of the school record (3.22.77). 

Jahkeem Wheatley, Oberlin
(Mount Vernon, NY/Iona Prep) 

Oberlin junior Jahkeem Wheatley led the Yeomen in the field events with his victory in the unseeded pole vault. He cleared 4.27 meters for the first time in his career. Wheatley is tied with two other individuals for the 26th best vault in the country.

December 4th


No Nominees


Allen Baugh, Allegheny
(Trengon, NJ/New Jersey United Christian Academy) 

Allegheny Allen Baugh picked up a pair of top-four finishes at the Case Western Reserve Holiday Classic. The senior took gold in the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.91 seconds to top the field by a quarter of a second, while he finished fourth in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.16 seconds, one-tenth of a second out of first. 


Cade Richeson, Ohio Wesleyan
(Worthington/Thomas Worthington) 

Ohio Wesleyan Cade Richeson won the shot put with a throw of 15.50m and added a sixth-place finish in the weight throw (13.15m) to lead the Bishops to a third-place finish at the Case Western Reserve Holiday Classic.