Newton Named National Field Athlete of the Year

Oberlin senior thrower Monique Newton was named the 2018 USTFCCCA Div. III Field Athlete of the Year
Oberlin senior thrower Monique Newton was named the 2018 USTFCCCA Div. III Field Athlete of the Year

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Oberlin senior thrower Monique Newton (Sacramento, CA/Rancho Cordova), a two-time national champion, was named NCAA Division III Outdoor Field Athlete of the Year, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced on Thursday, May 31.

Newton scored the most points out of any woman in field events at the NCAA Championship meet with 18 points. She won her second-career national title with a toss of 164-06 in the discus and took second place in the shot put with a mark of 48-06.  Her efforts helped the Yeowomen to the highest team finish in school history as Oberlin placed eighth overall with 28 points.
 
Newton entered the national meet ranking in the top six in the national in all three outdoor events. She was second in the discus, fifth in the hammer, and sixth in the shot put.
 
The North Coast Athletic Conference champion in all three events, she was also named as the league's Field Athlete of the Year.
 
Newton, who will be beginning her post-Oberlin career in the coming weeks, is the first female athlete in school history to be named Women's National Outdoor Field Athlete of the Year.