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2020 NCAC Indoor Observe & Field Pre-Championship Coaches’ Polls 

CLEVELAND, OH – The 2020 NCAC Indoor Observe & Field Championships will be held Friday-Saturday, February 28-29, at the Mitchell Fieldhouse in Granville, Ohio. The Oberlin Yeowomen are in search of their fourth-consecutive NCAC title, even though the Wabash Tiny Giants are in research of their seventh over-all title. The two squads have been selected as the favorites heading into this year’s meet primarily based on pre-championship balloting by the league coaches.

In the men’s poll, defending champion Wabash gathered all nine 1st-place votes solid for 81 complete factors. Ohio Wesleyan claimed next with 72 factors, even though Wittenberg took third with 59 factors and DePauw positioned fourth with 46 factors. Denison was tabbed fifth just one particular level guiding the DePauw Tigers, even though Oberlin (38), Allegheny (30), Wooster (23), and Kenyon (eleven) rounded out the nine-group subject.

Below the course of eleven-year head coach Clyde Morgan, the Tiny Giants will be led by a number of veterans and a large contingent of proficient newcomers that are primed to land atop the group standings. On the keep track of, Wabash has a superior equilibrium of runners amongst the dash and length events. The Tiny Giants have the leading-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 very best time of eight.sixteen seconds this season. Junior Josh Wiggins (Poseyville, IN/North Posey) has the next-fastest NCAC time (eight.24) and sophomore Leo Warbington (Indianapolis, IN/Lawrence Central) has the third-very best (eight.48). Wiggins also has the NCAC’s very best time in the two hundred meter dash (22.53) and is tied for the third-very best convention time in the 60 meter dash (seven.08), even though sophomore Keith Abramson (Avon, IN/Avon) has the next-very best NCAC time in the 800 meter operate (1:58.34). The Tiny Giants have two of the leading-3 convention moments in the mile operate, led by sophomore Ethan Pine (Greenwood, IN/Greenwood Community), who has the fastest NCAC time at 4:23.82, and senior Sam Henthorn (Westfield, IN/Westfield), who has the third-very best time (4:twenty five.58). Henthorn also holds the next-very best NCAC performance in the three,000 meter operate (eight:forty four.33) and the third-fastest convention time in the five,000 meter operate (15:46.76). The Tiny Giants also have the next-fastest NCAC 4×200 (1:31.eighty three) and 4×400 (three:26.seventy seven) relays. Senior Jared Strehl (Evansville, IN/Mater Dei) sales opportunities the way in the subject events for Wabash, putting up the league’s very best prolonged soar (22’ 2.25”). The Tiny Giants will seem to a number of underclassmen to dominate a greater part of the subject events this coming weekend. Sophomore Max Bigler (Grapevine, TX/Grapevine) has the next-very best substantial soar in the NCAC (6’ 4.75”), even though classmate Luke Bender (Zionsville, IN/Zionsville) has the third-very best convention pole vault (14’ .5”), and sophomore Kamron Ferguson (Indianapolis, IN/Park Tudor) is next in the NCAC in the triple soar (42’ eleven.75”). Wabash has the leading-3 convention distances in the shot set with sophomore Isaiah Campbell (Indianapolis, IN/Ben Davis) main the league (48’ 10.twenty five). Freshman Brandon English (Portage, IN/Portage) has the next-furthest shot set length in the NCAC (47’ 9.75”) and sophomore Brandon Peck (Brazil, IN/South Vigo) has the third-very best convention performance (47’ 5”). Peck also holds the next-very best league heave in the bodyweight toss (53’ 9.75”).

Oberlin topped the pre-championship poll on the women’s facet by earning 7 of the 8 attainable 1st-place votes for 63 complete factors, even though Ohio Wesleyan garnered the last 1st-place vote and concluded next over-all with 56 factors. Wittenberg was predicted to finish third with 49 factors, adopted by Allegheny (34), Wooster (30), Kenyon (26), DePauw (sixteen) and Denison (fourteen).

The Yeowomen, less than the course of 16th-year head coach Ray Appenheimer, are in prime place to protect their league title with a number of athletes getting into the championship meet with a leading-five mark in the NCAC in both a operating or subject function. The Yeowomen’s throwing contingent will the moment yet again be the focal level of the squad in the subject events, led by the senior duo of Naeisha McClain (Columbus, Ga./Brookstone) and Maya English (Chino Hills, Calif./Ayala). McClain enters the 2020 meet as the defending champion and at present holds the NCAC’s leading mark in the shot set this season (45’ 1.5”). English, the 2019 bodyweight toss champion, is main the NCAC in the function likely into the championship (53′ 2.seventy five”). Senior Cecelia Longo (Glenville, NY/Emma Williard) sits in third in the bodyweight toss (50’ eleven.5”) amid convention athletes, even though sophomore Malaika Djungu-Sungu (Arlington, TX/Arlington) has the league-main length in the triple soar (37’ 4”). Freshman Chilly Wallace (Belle Mead, NJ/Montgomery Significant University) sits in third amid convention athletes in the triple soar (36’ 3”) and rookie Aislinn Cannistraro (Sommerville, MA/Sommerville Significant University) holds the NCAC’s third-very best substantial soar 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 very best top amid convention athletes this season (12′ six.twenty five”), even though senior Grace Finney (Grand Forks, ND/Grand Forks Central) recorded the third-very best NCAC mark (11’ 3”). On the keep track of, Oberlin will seem to sophomore Clare Tiedemann (New York, NY/Grace Church University) and Wallace to lead the sprinting events. Wallace (9.forty two) and Tiedemann (9.fifty) have the third- and fourth-very best NCAC moments in the 60 meter hurdles. Oberlin will convert to seniors Oona Jung-Beeman (Wilmette, IL/New Trier) and Marija Crook (Carrboro, NC/Chapel Hill) in the length events. Jung-Beeman holds the NCAC’s next-fastest 800 meter time (2:eighteen.34) and third-very best convention mile time (five:09.80) this season, even though Crook recorded the league’s next-fastest time in both the mile (five:06.19) and the three,000 meter operate (10:08.49). The Yeowomen also have the third-fastest 4×200 relay (1:51.60) in the convention.

The 1st scoring events of the 2020 meet, the heptathlon and the pentathlon, took place last weekend at Oberlin. Ohio Wesleyan junior Courtney Owens (Gahanna, OH/Lincoln) won the pentathlon with three,388 factors, even though Oberlin junior Adriano Atallah (New Rochelle, NY/Regis) won the heptathlon with 4,475 complete factors.

TICKET Rates: The costs for admission to the 2020 NCAC Indoor Observe & Field Championships are $five for grownups, $three for youngsters (eighteen and less than), even though NCAC college students with a legitimate college student ID are admitted for totally free. A two-working day pass is also accessible — $10 for grownups and $six for youngsters (eighteen and less than).

2020 North Coastline Athletic Conference Indoor Observe & Field Pre-Championship Coaches’ Polls
(1st-place votes in parentheses, adopted by complete factors)

Women of all ages   Guys
1. Oberlin (seven) 63   1.  Wabash (9) 81
2. Ohio Wesleyan (1) 56   2.  Ohio Wesleyan 72
three. Wittenberg 49    three.  Wittenberg  59
4. Allegheny 34   4.  DePauw 46
five. Wooster 30   five.  Denison  45
six. Kenyon  26   six.  Oberlin  38
seven. DePauw 16    seven.  Allegheny 30
eight. Denison 14    eight.  Wooster 23
        9.  Kenyon eleven