Oberlin won the women’s title for the second year in a row on Saturday at the 2018 NCAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships, held at Allegheny College’s Robertson Athletic Complex in Meadville, Pennsylvania. The Yeowomen cruised to the women’s title with 228.00 total points, while Ohio Wesleyan finished second overall with 164.50 points.
Following Oberlin and Ohio Wesleyan in the women’s standings was Allegheny (105.00), Kenyon (85.00), Wittenberg (77.00), Denison (69.50), Wooster (65.00) and DePauw (24.00).
Oberlin head coach Ray Appenheimer and his staff collected the NCAC Women’s Coach of the Year honor for the second time in his career, while Ohio Wesleyan head coach Kris Boey and his staff garnered the NCAC Men’s Coach of the Year award for the fifth time in his career.
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The 2018 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships are set to take place at Roger Harring Stadium and the Veterans Memorial Field Sports Complex in La Crosse, Wisconsin, May 24-26.
2018 Women's Athlete of the Year Award Winners
Women’s Field: Monique Newton, Oberlin
Oberlin senior Monique Newton (Sacramento, CA/Rancho Cordova) picked up the 2018 NCAC Field Athlete of the Year award for the first time in her career in the outdoor season after winning three individual events over the course of the two days. She set a pair of conference records in the shot put (47’06.25”) and the discus (160’03.00”), while also topping the field in the hammer throw with a toss of 168’05.00”.
Women’s Sprint/Hurdles: Lilah Drafts-Johnson, Oberlin
Oberlin senior Lilah Drafts-Johnson (Melrose, MA/Melrose) won the NCAC Sprint/Hurdle Athlete of the Year award for the second year in a row after winning two individual events and running a leg on the second-place 4x100 relay that finished in 48.58. In the individual events, Drafts-Johnson topped the filed in the 200-meter dash in 25.25 and also outraced the field in the 400-meter dash in 58.12.
Women’s Distance: Olivia Mamula, Allegheny
Allegheny senior Olivia Mamula (Cambridge Springs, PA/Cambridge Springs) became the program’s first winner of the NCAC Distance/Middle Distance Athlete of the Year award since 2005 after winning the 3,000-meter steeplechase in an NCAC-record time of 10:48.16 and also finishing first overall in the 1,500-meter run in 4:35.87.
Women’s Newcomer of the Year: Alexis Johnson, Wittenberg
Wittenberg freshman Alexis Johnson (Southfield, MI/The Roeper School) earned the 2018 NCAC Newcomer of the Year award after scoring 14.50 points for the Tigers over the course of the two-day meet. Individually, she finished fourth overall in both the long jump (17’11.00”) and the triple jump (35’09.50”), while also running a leg on the third-place 4x100 relay that finished in 49.27.
Women's Coach of the Year: Ray Appenheimer, Oberlin