NEW ORLEANS — National Athletes and Coaches of the Year for the 2018 NJCAA Outdoor Track & Field season were announced Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
These awards were voted on my USTFCCCA member coaches based on performances both at this past weekend's NJCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships as well as performances throughout the entire regular season.
NATIONAL ATHLETES OF THE YEAR
WOMEN'S TRACK – Adva Cohen, Iowa Central CC
Cohen was simply dominant during her freshman campaign. The product from Israel totaled 32 points for the Tritons by winning the 1500, 5000 and steeplechase while anchoring the second-place 4×800 relay team at the NJCAA Division championships. She was just as spectacular during the regular season, breaking the Israeli national record in the steeplechase with a time of 9:52.37, winning the Drake Relays in the process. She also broke the NJCAA 5000-meter record with a time of 16:07.03 at the Kansas Relays, also doubling as an Israeli national record.
Cohen joins Leanne Pompeani (2016) as Women's Track Athlete of the Year winners during the outdoor season from Iowa Central CC.