2017 USTFCCCA Outdoor Track & Field All-Region Performers
The North Coast had 37 student-athletes recognized as 2017 All-Great Lakes Region Outdoor Track & Field performers by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, it was announced on Monday, May 22nd.
To be named All-Region, an athlete must either be ranked in the top-five of an individual event in the region according to final TFRRS data or be part of a top-three relay team.
Ohio Wesleyan led all NCAC men's teams with with seven all-region performers in five different events, while Allegheny and Oberlin each placed five women's athletes on the all-region team to lead the NCAC.
In addition to the 37 All-Region performers from the NCAC, two athletes were recognized as the Field Athlete of the Year in the Great Lakes Region, including Oberlin junior Monique Newton (Sacramento, CA/Rancho Cordova) and Ohio Wesleyan junior Nate Newman (Chillicothe, OH/Zane Trace). Newton owned the second-best shot put mark on the Descending Order list this year at 14.85m (48-8¾). She also captured the NCAC Championship in the event, setting the conference record in the process. Additionally, Newton was ranked in the top-four in the region in the hammer throw (52.38m/171-10/2nd) and the discus throw (45.24m/148-5/4th). Newton is ranked 11th nationally in the decathlon with a total score of 6436 points.
Finally, Oberlin assistant coach John Hepp was named the Women's Assistant Coach of the Year in the Great Lakes Region after playin an integral part in the Yeowomen's throwing contingent that accounted for 95 of the team's 156 points at the NCAC Championships.
|NCAC MEN'S ALL-REGION PERFORMERS||NCAC WOMEN'S ALL-REGION PERFORMERS|
|School||Name||Hometown/High School||Event(s)||School||Name||Hometown/High School||Event(s)|
||Allegheny||Natasha Brigham||Harborcreek, PA/Harborcreek||Javelin|
||Northbrook, IL/Glenbrook North
||Allegheny||Jenna Farruggia||Irwin, PA/Hempfield||Javelin|
||Carter Smith||Cranberry Twp., PA/Eden Christian Acad.||1500 M||Allegheny||S.J. Guillaume||Ridgefield, CT/Ridgefield||5000 M|
|Denison||David Carter||New Albany, OH/Westminster (CT)||Triple Jump||Allegheny||Sarah Hevener||Hilliard, OH/Bradley||10000 M|
|DePauw||Jordan Booker||Rosenberg, TX/Episcopal||400 M||Allegheny||Tori Valachovic||McDonald, PA/Fayette||400 M-Hurdles|
|Oberlin||Hank Sinn||Latty, OH/Wayne Trace||Hammer||Denison||Ajai Brooks||Washington, D.C./Washington Latin Public Charter||100 M & 200 M|
|Ohio Wesleyan||Ifa Abduljelil||Whitehall, OH/Whitehall-Yearling||110 M-Hurdles||Denison
|Ohio Wesleyan||Brian Burnett||Hamilton, OH/Cincinnati Country Day||100 M & 4x100||Denison||Hannah Hall||New Richmond, OH/New Richmond||High Jump|
|Ohio Wesleyan||Tommy Davis||Clyde, OH/Clyde||4x100||Kenyon||Devron Martin||Mill Valley, CA/Marin Acad.||Triple Jump|
|Ohio Wesleyan||Mike Heeschen||Gettysburg, PA/Gettysburg Area||Javelin||Oberlin||Lilah Drafts-Johnson||Melrose, MA/Melrose||200 M, 400 M & 400 M-Hurdles|
|Ohio Wesleyan||Colin McShane||Columbus, OH/Olentangy||4x100||Oberlin||Annie Goodridge||Boston, MA/Winsor School||Triple Jump|
|Ohio Wesleyan||Delontaye Morrow||Medina, OH/Medina||4x100||Oberlin||Naeisha McClain||Columbus, GA/Brookstone||Shot Put|
|Ohio Wesleyan||Nate Newman||Chillicothe, OH/Zane Trace||Decathlon||Oberlin
||Sacramento, CA/Rancho Cordova
||Shot Put, Discus & Hammer|
|Wabash||Hayden Baehl||Haubstadt, IN/Gibson Southern||800 M||Oberlin
||Shannon Wargo||LaGrange, OH/Keystone||1500 M|
||Mason McKinney||Lafayette, IN/McCutcheon||1500 M & 5000 M||Ohio Wesleyan
||Emily Brown||New Concord, OH/John Glenn||Long Jump & Heptathlon|
||Van Wert, OH/Van Wert
|Wittenberg||Tyler Gittins||Westerville, OH/Columbus Acad.||400 M-Hurdles||Ohio Wesleyan
||Cirrus Robinson||Ashland, OH/Ashland||High Jump|
|Wittenberg||Tyra Barnes||Austintown, OH/Austintown Fitch||400 M|
|Wooster||Carolyn Webster||Fredericktown, OH/Fredericktown
||High Jump, Long Jump & Heptathlon|