NJCAA Regional Award Winners For 2018 Indoor Season

NJCAA Regional Award Winners For 2018 Indoor Season

Courtesy: USTFCCCA Staff

http://www.ustfccca.org/2018/03/featured/njcaa-regional-award-winners-for-2018-indoor-season

 

NEW ORLEANS – Regional Athletes and Coaches of the Year for the 2018 NJCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field season were announced Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

Each of the four regions honored both genders' top track athletes and field athletes, and the top men's and women's head coaches and assistant coaches.

Award winners were determined by a vote of USTFCCCA member coaches. Only those individuals from USTFCCCA member programs are eligible for awards.

Many of the honored athletes and coaches took part in the 2018 NJCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships this past weekend in Lubbock, Texas.

MEN'S TRACK ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

MIDWEST REGION – Malik Beverly – Iowa Central CC

Beverly, a sophomore from Cincinnati, Ohio, is ranked first nationally in the 60 hurdles with a time of 7.79 and never lost control of that spot all season long. He is also ranked eighth nationally in the 200 with a time of 21.43.

MEN'S FIELD ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

MIDWEST REGION – Travis Petersen – Iowa Central CC

Petersen, a sophomore from Atlantic, Iowa, is ranked first nationally in the weight throw with a heave of 18.27m (59-11¼). He improved his PR in the event by 3.21 meters and was the Region XI champion. Petersen is also ranked 26th nationally in the shot put.

MEN'S COACH OF THE YEAR

MIDWEST REGION – Denny Myers – Iowa Central CC

Myers, in his ninth year as head coach of the Tritons, has his men ranked third nationally and first in the Midwest Region. Iowa Central qualified 48 entries to the NJCAA Indoor Championships and recently won the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference title.

WOMEN'S TRACK ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

MIDWEST REGION – Adva Cohen – Iowa Central CC

Cohen, a freshman from Jerusalem, Israel, leads the NJCAA in both the Mile and the 5000 Meters, with top times of 4:42.44 and 16:16.50. She also ranks second in the nation in the 1000 Meters and 3000 Meters, third in the 800 Meters, and runs the anchor leg on Iowa Central's top-ranked 4×800 Relay. She reset the Israeli indoor national record in both the Mile and 3000 Meters this indoor season.

WOMEN'S FIELD ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

MIDWEST REGION – Michelle Tomlin – Iowa Central CC

Tomlin, a sophomore from Lincoln, Nebraska, is ranked second nationally in the weight throw (18.18m/59-7¾) and sixth nationally in the shot put (14.22m/46-8). She qualified for NJCAAs in both events.

WOMEN'S COACH OF THE YEAR

MIDWEST REGION – Denny Myers – Iowa Central CC

Myers, in his sixth season at Iowa Central CC, led the Tritons to a first-place USTFCCCA National Ranking on the season, as well as the top-ranking in the Midwest Region. His women have posted the top marks on the NJCAA Descending Order List in the 60, 800, mile, 5000 and 4×800 relay this year.