February 20, 2013
For Immediate Release
Fort Wayne, Ind. – Ten Indiana Tech athletes earned First Team All-Conference honors following the WHAC Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track & Field Championships, including the meet’s Outstanding Performers Herb Gary and Adella King.
Indiana Tech Head Coach Doug Edgar was named the men’s and women’s WHAC Coach of the Year for leading the women’s team to its third straight indoor championship and the first men’s title in program history.
The Outstanding Performer award is given to the individual whose event performance ranks highest on the current NAIA performance list. Gary received the honor after hitting a school record mark of 2.15m in the high jump to win the event championship while King captured the title in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.33, smashing her previous school record.
Also named to the First Team All-WHAC were Darryl Marlow, Dontaey Paige, Nick Radionoff, and Robert Rose. Marlow took home titles in the triple jump and long jump. His leap of 14.88m in the triple jump was a season-best. Paige led a dominant spring group for the Warriors, winning the 60 dash in 6.82. Radionoff claimed the top spot in the 800-meter run coming in at 1:57.69 and Rose won the 60-meter hurdles in 8.14.
Earning Second Team All-WHAC were Aaron Baker (Shot Put, Weight Throw), Aaron Belcher (5,000), and John Broaden (60, 200).
Six Warriors landed on the Honorable Mention All-Conference Team - Matt Adair (1,000), David Army (High Jump), Ryan Cavender (60 Hurdles), Darryl Marlow (60), Dontaey Paige (200), and TJ Williams (Triple Jump).
Joining King on the First Team All-WHAC was Zalika Dixon, Shayla France, Stacia Murray, and Cora Tatum. In addition to King’s dominance in the 60, she also finished first in the 200 with a 24.31. Dixon ran a 57.55 in the 400-meter dash to come away with the event win and France won the 60 hurdles in 8.61. Murray defended her title with a mark of 11.47m in the triple jump and Tatum won the long jump with a lifetime-best 5.72m.
Garnering Second Team All-WHAC were Chloe Brooks (400), Zalika Dixon (200), Austina Smith (High Jump), and Jewel Thomas (60).
The Lady Warriors also had saw six athletes earn Honorable Mention All-Conference in Kirsten Flake (400), Andrea Ford (High Jump), Katelyn Lewis (60), Jewel Thomas (200), Mariama Waheed (60 Hurdles), and Jeslyn Zimmerly (Pole Vault).
Named to the WHAC Champions of Character Team were Aaron Baker and Chloe Brooks. This award goes to the athletes that best represent the NAIA’s five core character values of Integrity, Leadership, Respect, Responsibility, and Servant Leadership.
Between the two squads, the Warriors placed 14 student-athletes on the WHAC All-Academic Team. Receiving the recognition for the men were Aaron Belcher, Derrius Carroll, Daniel Haught, Aaron Kimbrell, Matt Kimbrell, Eric Milner, and Igor Morales. On the women’s side it was Jamela Kimbrough, Amanda Regan, Aubree Reichel, Ashlee Satterfield, Erica Schwering, Abigail Torian, and Ashley Watley.
The Warriors will travel to Geneva, Ohio starting on Feb. 28 for the NAIA Indoor National Championships. The Warriors have qualified over 50 athletes, by far the most in program history. The Warriors will be looking to improve on the women’s sixth place finish at last year’s indoor championship and the men’s fifth place finish at last year’s outdoor championship.
To see the complete list of men’s honors visit http://www.whac.net/awards/0/14.php
To see the complete list of women’s honors visit http://www.whac.net/awards/0/15.php
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