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2019 Men's Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of The Week

Distance/Middle Distance
Field Events
April 29th

Quinton Broomfield, Ohio Wesleyan
(Gahanna, OH/Lincoln)

Ohio Wesleyan senior Quinton Broomfield produced the  NCAC’s quickest time this season in the men’s 400 hurdles at Ohio State’s Jesse Owens Classic. The senior timed in at 55.40 seconds, 64-hundredths better than the next best time among conference athletes. 

Adriano Atallah, Oberlin
(New Rochelle, NY/Regis) 

Oberlin’s Adriano Atallah earned the NCAC decathlon win after claiming seven first-place finishes including setting a new conference record in the 400 meter dash (49.57). He also took first in the 100 meter dash (11.02), 110 meter hurdles (15.95), long jump (6.45m), shot put (11.04m), discus throw (31.29m) and 1,500 meter run. He also placed third in the high jump (1.73m) and fifth in the javelin throw (41.01m). 

April 22nd

Matt Klonowski, Wooster
(Lincolnshire, IL/Stevenson)

Wooster sophomore Matt Klonowski won the 800-meter run at Saturday’s Kenyon Spring Invitational with a time of 1:57.09. Klonowski just edged out the second-place finisher who crossed at 1:57.10. His time is currently the second-fastest in the NCAC this spring.

William McMichael, Wooster
(Evanston, IL/Evanston Township)

Wooster first-year William McMichael won the 12-competitor 200 meters at Saturday’s Kenyon Spring Invitational in a time of 23.45. He also helped the Fighting Scots to a second-place finish in the 4x400 relay (3:27.73).

Jordan Potter, Kenyon
(Minneapolis, MN/The Blake School)

Kenyon’s Jordan Potter won a pair of events at the Kenyon Spring Invitational. The senior cleared the field in the shot put with a throw of 14.47 meters and won the discus with a heave of 45.63 meters. Potter’s shot put distance leads the NCAC so far this season.

April 15th

David Westcott, Wooster
(Lake Forest, IL/Millbrook (NY))

Wooster senior David Westcott cruised to a first-place finish in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the All-Ohio Championships. Westcott’s 9:10.04 was the best by over 17 seconds on Saturday and is currently the third-fastest clip in Division III this season. 

Kyle Farnbauch, Wittenberg
(Hilliard, OH)

Wittenberg’s Kyle Farnbauch helped post a third-place finish for the Tigers in the 4x100 relay (43.48) at the All-Ohio Championships. He also finished seventh in the 400-meter hurdles, crossing in 56.99 seconds. That time ranks as the fourth-best among conference athletes. Farnbauch also aided the Tigers to a seventh-place finish in the 4x400 relay (3:26.30).

Jayson Blankenship, Ohio Wesleyan
(Medina, OH/Medina)

Ohio Wesleyan’s Jayson Blankenship won the pole vault title at the All-Ohio Championships, clearing 4.56 meters (14’ 11.5”). The mark is the best among conference athletes this season. Blankenship also collected 3,824 points in the decathlon, finishing sixth. 

April 8th

Adam Cromwell, Denison
(Fort Loudon, PA/Mercersburg Academy)

Denison sophomore Adam Cromwell set a new personal best time in the 5,000-meter run on Saturday at Ohio Wesleyan with a second-place finish at 15:41.12. The time was the fourth fastest among conference athletes this season. 

Justin Friday, Ohio Wesleyan
(Fort Washington, MD/Georgetown Day)

Ohio Wesleyan’s Justin Friday won the 100- and 200-meter dashes in respective times of 11.00 and 22.42 seconds at the Marv Frye Invitational. Friday’s 100-meter time ranks as the best among conference athletes so far this season while his 200-meter mark ranks second. 


Zack Casagrande, Allegheny
 (Sutersville, PA/Yough)

At the Mount Union John Homon Open, Allegheny’s Zack Casagrande won the javelin throw for the second-straight week. He improved on last week’s mark at Wooster by more than seven meters by tossing 54.5 meters (178” 10’). His mark is tops in the NCAC this year by nearly four meters.

April 1st

Matt Svetz, Allegheny
(Meadville, PA/Meadville)

Allegheny’s Matt Svetz won the 5,000-meter run at the Wooster Invitational over the weekend with a time of 15:13.96, which is good for the second-fastest time in the NCAC this season in the event.

Josh Wiggins, Wabash
(Poseyville, IN/North Posey)

Wabash’s Josh Wiggins ran to three top-seven finishes at the Bellarmine Invitational over the weekend. He placed second in the 400-meter hurdles by finishing in 56.04 on Friday evening, then came back to place seventh in the 110-meter hurdles with a career-best time of 15.31. Wiggins was part of the Little Giants’ third place 4x100-meter relay team that posted a time of 42.94. 

Hank Sinn, Oberlin
(Latty, OH/Wayne Trace)

Oberlin’s Hank Sinn started his senior outdoor season winning the hammer throw at Wofford College with a mark of 54.23 meters. The Latty, Ohio native’s performance beat the 39-person field and was just off his school record mark from the last outdoor season. Sinn also shined in the discus as he hit the 39.30-meter mark to finish 17th of 61 athletes. His hammer throw currently ranks 14th in the country in Division III and first in the NCAC, while he sits in seventh in the conference in the discus event.

March 25th

Ethan Pine, Wabash
(Greenwood, IN/Greenwood)

Wabash’s Ethan Pine won the 1500-meter run in a time of 4:02.04 at Saturday’s Indiana Wesleyan University Polar Bear Invitational in the freshman’s outdoor collegiate track and field debut. Pine’s time is the fastest reported by a North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) runner at this early point in the season by over two seconds.

Preston Whaley, Wabash
(Ft. Worth, TX/Chisholm)

Wabash freshman Preston Whaley posted two second-place finishes in running events in addition to winning the long jump at Saturday’s Indiana Wesleyan University Polar Bear Invitational. Whaley finished second to teammate Josh Wiggins in the 200-meter dash, crossing the line in 22.66. Whaley raced to second place in the 400-meter dash with a time of 50.27 trailing only an unattached runner finishing in 49.65 and won the long jump with a leap of 6.66 meters. 
March 18th

David Westcott, Wooster
(Lake Forest, IL/Millbrook (NY))

Wooster senior David Westcott opened his outdoor season with a career-best time of 9:18.36 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Alan Connie Shamrock Invitational. Westcott’s previous career-best in the event was 9:34.21, which came at last year’s Harrison Dillard Twilight Meet at Baldwin Wallace University. Westcott’s time is the second-best in Div. III as of Saturday night.

Luke Patty, DePauw
(Chillicothe, IL/Illinois Valley Central)

Luke Patty recorded two first-place finishes at the Rose-Hulman Earlly Bird Meet. Patty broke the tape in the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.23 seconds and posted a 50.79-second time in the 400-meter dash. Both times were the best among all NCAC athletes so far this season.


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

D’Anthony Dorsey posted a first-place finish in the hammer throw (49.24 meters) and a third-place finish in the shot put (12.33m) at the Muskie Duals. Dorsey’s 49.24-meter heave in the hammer throw was the top performance this season among conference athletes.