2020 NCAC Indoor Track & Discipline Pre-Championship Coaches’ Polls
CLEVELAND, OH – The 2020 NCAC Indoor Track & Discipline Championships will be held Friday-Saturday, February 28-29, at the Mitchell Fieldhouse in Granville, Ohio. The Oberlin Yeowomen are trying to find their fourth-consecutive NCAC title, while the Wabash Minimal Giants are in search of their seventh total title. The two squads have been chosen as the favorites heading into this year’s meet up with dependent on pre-championship balloting by the league coaches.
In the men’s poll, defending champion Wabash collected all 9 initially-put votes cast for 81 full details. Ohio Wesleyan claimed second with seventy two details, while Wittenberg took 3rd with fifty nine details and DePauw put fourth with forty six details. Denison was tabbed fifth just just one issue guiding the DePauw Tigers, while Oberlin (38), Allegheny (thirty), Wooster (23), and Kenyon (eleven) rounded out the 9-workforce discipline.
Underneath the route of eleven-year head coach Clyde Morgan, the Minimal Giants will be led by several veterans and a massive contingent of talented newcomers that are primed to land atop the workforce standings. On the track, Wabash has a superior balance of runners involving the sprint and distance functions. The Minimal Giants have the best-3 moments in the league in the 60 meter hurdles and are led by defending champion, senior RaShawn Jones (Indianapolis, IN/Lawrence Central), who holds the league’s greatest time of eight.16 seconds this season. Junior Josh Wiggins (Poseyville, IN/North Posey) has the second-speediest NCAC time (eight.24) and sophomore Leo Warbington (Indianapolis, IN/Lawrence Central) has the 3rd-greatest (eight.forty eight). Wiggins also has the NCAC’s greatest time in the two hundred meter sprint (22.fifty three) and is tied for the 3rd-greatest convention time in the 60 meter sprint (7.08), while sophomore Keith Abramson (Avon, IN/Avon) has the second-greatest NCAC time in the 800 meter run (1:58.34). The Minimal Giants have two of the best-3 convention moments in the mile run, led by sophomore Ethan Pine (Greenwood, IN/Greenwood Neighborhood), who has the speediest NCAC time at 4:23.eighty two, and senior Sam Henthorn (Westfield, IN/Westfield), who has the 3rd-greatest time (4:twenty five.58). Henthorn also holds the second-greatest NCAC functionality in the three,000 meter run (eight:44.33) and the 3rd-speediest convention time in the 5,000 meter run (fifteen:forty six.76). The Minimal Giants also have the second-speediest NCAC 4×200 (1:31.83) and 4×400 (three:26.77) relays. Senior Jared Strehl (Evansville, IN/Mater Dei) leads the way in the discipline functions for Wabash, posting the league’s greatest long jump (22’ two.25”). The Minimal Giants will search to several underclassmen to dominate a the greater part of the discipline functions this coming weekend. Sophomore Max Bigler (Grapevine, TX/Grapevine) has the second-greatest high jump in the NCAC (6’ 4.75”), while classmate Luke Bender (Zionsville, IN/Zionsville) has the 3rd-greatest convention pole vault (14’ .5”), and sophomore Kamron Ferguson (Indianapolis, IN/Park Tudor) is second in the NCAC in the triple jump (42’ eleven.75”). Wabash has the best-3 convention distances in the shot place with sophomore Isaiah Campbell (Indianapolis, IN/Ben Davis) top the league (48’ ten.twenty five). Freshman Brandon English (Portage, IN/Portage) has the second-furthest shot place distance in the NCAC (47’ 9.75”) and sophomore Brandon Peck (Brazil, IN/South Vigo) has the 3rd-greatest convention functionality (47’ 5”). Peck also holds the second-greatest league heave in the weight throw (53’ 9.75”).
Oberlin topped the pre-championship poll on the women’s side by earning 7 of the 8 attainable initially-put votes for sixty three full details, while Ohio Wesleyan garnered the ultimate initially-put vote and finished second total with fifty six details. Wittenberg was predicted to end 3rd with 49 details, adopted by Allegheny (34), Wooster (thirty), Kenyon (26), DePauw (16) and Denison (14).
The Yeowomen, beneath the route of sixteenth-year head coach Ray Appenheimer, are in key situation to defend their league title with several athletes entering the championship meet up with with a best-five mark in the NCAC in both a working or discipline function. The Yeowomen’s throwing contingent will once once again be the focal issue of the squad in the discipline functions, led by the senior duo of Naeisha McClain (Columbus, Ga./Brookstone) and Maya English (Chino Hills, Calif./Ayala). McClain enters the 2020 meet up with as the defending champion and presently holds the NCAC’s best mark in the shot place this season (45’ 1.5”). English, the 2019 weight throw champion, is top the NCAC in the function likely into the championship (53′ two.seventy five”). Senior Cecelia Longo (Glenville, NY/Emma Williard) sits in 3rd in the weight throw (50’ eleven.5”) among convention athletes, while sophomore Malaika Djungu-Sungu (Arlington, TX/Arlington) has the league-top distance in the triple jump (37’ 4”). Freshman Chilly Wallace (Belle Mead, NJ/Montgomery Large College) sits in 3rd among convention athletes in the triple jump (36’ 3”) and rookie Aislinn Cannistraro (Sommerville, MA/Sommerville Large College) holds the NCAC’s 3rd-greatest high jump mark (5’ 4.25”). In the pole vault, the Yeowomen will be led by sophomore Sarah Voit (Cincinnati, OH/Mcauley), the 2019 NCAC champion, who holds the greatest top among convention athletes this season (12′ 6.twenty five”), while senior Grace Finney (Grand Forks, ND/Grand Forks Central) recorded the 3rd-greatest NCAC mark (11’ 3”). On the track, Oberlin will search to sophomore Clare Tiedemann (New York, NY/Grace Church College) and Wallace to direct the sprinting functions. Wallace (9.forty two) and Tiedemann (9.fifty) have the 3rd- and fourth-greatest NCAC moments in the 60 meter hurdles. Oberlin will turn to seniors Oona Jung-Beeman (Wilmette, IL/New Trier) and Marija Crook (Carrboro, NC/Chapel Hill) in the distance functions. Jung-Beeman holds the NCAC’s second-speediest 800 meter time (two:18.34) and 3rd-greatest convention mile time (5:09.80) this season, while Crook recorded the league’s second-speediest time in the two the mile (5:06.19) and the three,000 meter run (ten:08.49). The Yeowomen also have the 3rd-speediest 4×200 relay (1:51.60) in the convention.
The initially scoring functions of the 2020 meet up with, the heptathlon and the pentathlon, took put very last weekend at Oberlin. Ohio Wesleyan junior Courtney Owens (Gahanna, OH/Lincoln) won the pentathlon with three,388 details, while Oberlin junior Adriano Atallah (New Rochelle, NY/Regis) won the heptathlon with 4,475 full details.
TICKET Price ranges: The costs for admission to the 2020 NCAC Indoor Track & Discipline Championships are $5 for grownups, $three for children (18 and beneath), while NCAC college students with a legitimate scholar ID are admitted for no cost. A two-day move is also obtainable — $ten for grownups and $6 for children (18 and beneath).
2020 North Coastline Athletic Meeting Indoor Track & Discipline Pre-Championship Coaches’ Polls
|1.||Oberlin (7)||sixty three||1.||Wabash (9)||81|
|two.||Ohio Wesleyan (1)||fifty six||two.||Ohio Wesleyan||seventy two|