The Wabash College men's squad and the Ohio Wesleyan women's team captured the 2013 North Coast Athletic Conference Outdoor Track & Field team titles on Saturday at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. Wabash, which earned its third-straight team title, accumulated 275.5 team points to edge out Ohio Wesleyan (148.50) for the team title, while Ohio Wesleyan earned its fifth-straight women's title after earning 216 points to edge out Oberlin (209) for the team title.
Wabash and Ohio Wesleyan were followed in the men's standings by Wittenberg (74), Oberlin (68), Denison (62), Allegheny (59), Kenyon (51), DePauw (49) and Wooster (31).
Ohio Wesleyan and Oberlin were followed in the women's standings by Denison (90), Wittenberg (81), DePauw (75.50), Wooster (64.50), Kenyon (45) and Allegheny (38).
Women's Most Valuable Performers:
Women’s Sprint/Hurdles - Denison junior Tiffany Davis (Madison, TN/Pope John Paul II) won the women's 100-meter dash (12.54) and the 200-meter dash with an time of 25.71.
Women's Distance - Ohio Wesleyan sophomore Katie Reid (Marion, OH/Harding) won the 800-meter run in an NCAC-record 2:14.78 to break the mark of 2:14.87. She also anchored the Bishop 1600-meter relay team that finished second.
Women's Field - Denison freshman Aedin Brennan (Fairport, NY/Allendale Columbia) won the women's triple jump with a mark of 11.24m and the women's long jump with a leap of 5.45m. Brennan also posted a first place finish in the heptathlon with a score of 4,629.
Coach of the Year - Kris Boey, Ohio Wesleyan
Men's Most Valuable Performers:
Men’s Sprint/Hurdles - Ohio Wesleyan senior Ethan Freet (London,OH/London) set an NCAC record, winning the 400-meter hurdles in 52.45 to break the conference mark of 52.86. He also anchored the Ohio Wesleyan 1600-meter relay team which set an NCAC record, breaking the tape in 3:13.09.
Men's Distance - Wabash sophomore Nick Boyce (Indianapolis, IN/Chatard) set an NCAC record, winning the 1,500-meter run in 3:54.02 to break the old mark of 3:54.07.
Men's Field - Wabash sophomore Derek De St Jean (St. John, IN/Hanover) won the men's shot put (15.25m), men's discus throw with a toss of 45.35m and men's hammer with a mark of 52.86m.
Coach of the Year - Clyde Morgan, Wabash