Six Earn USTFCCCA Regional Athlete & Coach of the Year Honors-All-Great Lakes Region Honorees Announced

Track Athlete – Ian McVey – Ohio Northern

McVey, a senior from Stow, Ohio, won the Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) crown in the 3000 meters and finished the regular season with national top-ten seeds in the 3000 and 5000. McVey will contest the 5000 meters at the national championships. He collected the No. 1 ranking in the region in the mile, 3000, 5000, and was No. 3 as a member of the DMR.

Field Athlete – Hayden Snow – John Carroll

Snow, a junior from Sandusky, Ohio, set the Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) record and entered the NCAA DIII all-time top five in the long jump with a league-winning leap of 25-1¼ (7.65m). He has recorded six jumps over 24-3½ this season. For the national championships, he is also entered in the 60.

Men's Coach – Kevin Lucas – Mount Union

In his 10th year as Head Track & Field Coach at Mount Union, Lucas has the Raiders poised to make a run at the podium at this weekend’s NCAA Championships, with the team currently ranked fifth in the country. The Raiders have racked up team titles all year, including the All-Ohio championship and the Ohio Athletic Conference championship. Fifteen athletes earned all-conference honors at the OAC Championships.

Women's Coach – Dara Ford – Otterbein

Ford, in her 5th year as Head Cross Country and Track & Field coach at Otterbein, has added a few trophies to the Cardinals’ collection this season. The team won both the All-Ohio championships and the Ohio Athletic Conference championships, with seven individual event wins at the OAC meet. The team finished the regular season with the top ranking in the Great Lakes Region.

Men's Assistant Coach – Jake Alexander – John Carroll

Coaching sprints, jumps, and hurdles, Alexander has national qualifiers in three different events this season: long jump, triple jump, and 60 meters. Alexander-coached athletes scored 86 of the team’s 151 points at the OAC Championships, including one event win and eight All-OAC performances. Alexander is in his 5th year as Associate Men’s and Women’s Track & Field Coach at John Carroll.

Women's Assistant Coach – Joe Eby – Baldwin Wallace

Eby, in his 4th year as Assistant Track & Field Coach at Baldwin Wallace, coached athletes to score 55 of the team’s 113 points at the OAC Championships and 45 of the team’s 85.5 points in the All-Ohio Championships. Kelly Brennan rewrote Baldwin Wallace’s school records in three different events during the regular season. Eby coaches distance events at Baldwin Wallace.

All-Great Lakes Region List 

MEN
Shot Put Ted Achladis JR Baldwin Wallace
Long Jump Alex Dempsey SO Baldwin Wallace
Weight Throw Zak Dysert SR Baldwin Wallace
Shot Put Josh Miller SO Capital
High Jump Wes Fritz SR Heidelberg
Weight Throw Ben Gutzky SR Heidelberg
200 Meters Dan Stoll JR Heidelberg
400 Meters Dan Stoll JR Heidelberg
Weight Throw Nick Colby SR John Carroll
4x400 Relay Bobby Fogle SO John Carroll
4x400 Relay John Iannetta SR John Carroll
Triple Jump Corey Minton FR John Carroll
3000 Meters Kyle Monahan SR John Carroll
60 Meters Hayden Snow JR John Carroll
4x400 Relay Hayden Snow JR John Carroll
Long Jump Hayden Snow JR John Carroll
60 Meters Deven Ward SO John Carroll
200 Meters Deven Ward SO John Carroll
4x400 Relay Deven Ward SO John Carroll
60 Meter Hurdles Alex Dimon SO Marietta
Pole Vault James Kovatch JR Marietta
60 Meters Louis Berry SR Mount Union
Shot Put Lucas Cooper JR Mount Union
4x400 Relay A.J. Digby JR Mount Union
400 Meters A.J. Digby JR Mount Union
4x400 Relay Clark Etzler SR Mount Union
High Jump Evan Hershberger SO Mount Union
60 Meter Hurdles Mason Plant JR Mount Union
4x400 Relay Samuel Printy SR Mount Union
400 Meters James Roth JR Mount Union
4x400 Relay James Roth JR Mount Union
Triple Jump Jacob Shedd FR Mount Union
Shot Put Sean Sherman JR Mount Union
60 Meter Hurdles Connor Troyer JR Mount Union
Pole Vault Andrew Buderer FR Ohio Northern
400 Meters Nate Dean FR Ohio Northern
3000 Meters Ian McVey SR Ohio Northern
Mile Ian McVey SR Ohio Northern
5000 Meters Ian McVey SR Ohio Northern
Pole Vault Luke Shellhaas FR Ohio Northern
Heptathlon Mackenzie Conlon JR Otterbein
Distance Medley Relay Trevor Dilley SR Otterbein
200 Meters Cwinn Febus JR Otterbein
Distance Medley Relay Nathan Forney JR Otterbein
800 Meters Chase Hampton JR Otterbein
Distance Medley Relay Chase Hampton JR Otterbein
5000 Meters Chase Hampton JR Otterbein
Mile Chase Hampton JR Otterbein
3000 Meters Chase Hampton JR Otterbein
Mile Ian Kellogg SR Otterbein
3000 Meters Ian Kellogg SR Otterbein
Distance Medley Relay Jacob Thompson JR Otterbein
Mile Jacob Thompson JR Otterbein
WOMEN
5000 Meters Kelly Brennan JR Baldwin Wallace
800 Meters Kelly Brennan JR Baldwin Wallace
3000 Meters Kelly Brennan JR Baldwin Wallace
Distance Medley Relay Kelly Brennan JR Baldwin Wallace
Weight Throw Brooke Buckhannon JR Baldwin Wallace
Shot Put Brooke Buckhannon JR Baldwin Wallace
Distance Medley Relay Madison Kile SO Baldwin Wallace
60 Meter Hurdles Amanda Milo FR Baldwin Wallace
200 Meters Grace Nemeth SR Baldwin Wallace
Distance Medley Relay Bella Pendola JR Baldwin Wallace
Distance Medley Relay Natalie Vinci FR Baldwin Wallace
High Jump Emily Hilt JR Capital
Pentathlon Emily Hilt JR Capital
Triple Jump Taylor Manivanh JR Capital
200 Meters Lucia Cannata FR John Carroll
Triple Jump Maria DeLuca SO John Carroll
400 Meters Autumn Hale FR John Carroll
4x400 Relay Autumn Hale FR John Carroll
60 Meters Sara Johnson FR John Carroll
4x400 Relay Kendall Miller JR John Carroll
Triple Jump Courtney Phoennik SO John Carroll
4x400 Relay Ashura Powell SR John Carroll
400 Meters Ashura Powell SR John Carroll
200 Meters Ashura Powell SR John Carroll
4x400 Relay Mary Claire Smeltzer FR John Carroll
60 Meter Hurdles Karrah Spencer SO John Carroll
High Jump Laura Pullins FR Marietta
4x400 Relay Cortni Arp SO Mount Union
Distance Medley Relay Cortni Arp SO Mount Union
Pole Vault Bri Aveni FR Mount Union
4x400 Relay Maryonna Cathey FR Mount Union
Distance Medley Relay Emily Henson SR Mount Union
Long Jump Alexianna Johnson SO Mount Union
Long Jump Daijana Johnson JR Mount Union
60 Meters Daijana Johnson JR Mount Union
4x400 Relay Sarah Mason JR Mount Union
Distance Medley Relay Sarah Mason JR Mount Union
4x400 Relay Olivia Powers FR Mount Union
Mile Hilary Reigle SR Mount Union
Distance Medley Relay Hilary Reigle   Mount Union
5000 Meters Hilary Reigle SR Mount Union
60 Meter Hurdles Sabrina Stocker SO Mount Union
Long Jump Stella DeWitt SO Ohio Northern
800 Meters Avery Ewing SR Ohio Northern
Shot Put Tia Harris SR Ohio Northern
Pole Vault Maggie Krause JR Ohio Northern
60 Meters Taylor Lavey JR Ohio Northern
200 Meters Taylor Lavey JR Ohio Northern
60 Meters Kayla Silva FR Ohio Northern
Pole Vault Allison Stevens JR Ohio Northern
400 Meters Hailey Acosta JR Otterbein
Distance Medley Relay Hailey Acosta JR Otterbein
4x400 Relay Hailey Acosta JR Otterbein
4x400 Relay Sarah Bedell SR Otterbein
4x400 Relay Morgan Buchanan FR Otterbein
60 Meter Hurdles Megan Carey FR Otterbein
60 Meter Hurdles Gracie Dennison FR Otterbein
Weight Throw Emily Finnegan SR Otterbein
800 Meters Katy Foltz SR Otterbein
Distance Medley Relay Katy Foltz SR Otterbein
Distance Medley Relay Claire Lamb SR Otterbein
5000 Meters Claire Lamb SR Otterbein
3000 Meters Claire Lamb SR Otterbein
Distance Medley Relay Heather Sandvik SR Otterbein
Pentathlon Alexis Snyder SR Otterbein
4x400 Relay Raquel Warner JR Otterbein

 

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