USTCA Track Coaches Association 1997 Regional Ballot

Fax Your Ballots to Garrick Larson 218-299-4189
by Wednesday, May 4, 1997, 5:00 pm

Vote for three, ranking them 1st/2nd/3rd. Points will be assigned 5-3-1. You may also write in. Only those athletes who are members of the USTCA may be selected as Regional Coach/Athlete of the year.


Central Region Athletes and Coaches of the Year

Nominees



Female Athlete of the Year

Turena Johnson  Luther College  1500 4:37.13 (4th NCAA)

                3000 10:18.11(15th NCAA)

                5000 17:01.21 (2nd NCAA)

                10000 35:52.96 (2nd NCAA)

Renee Erickson  Concordia College       Javelin 149'2" NCAA leader and 3-time defending NCAA Champion

                4-time MIAC Champion

Misty Bahr      Hamline Shot Put 47'10" (1st NCAA)

                Discus 151'4" (1st NCAA)

                Hammer 157'1" (8th NCAA)

Melanie Uhl     Buena Vista     Long Jump 19'2.5 (3rd NCAA)

                200 25.18 (9th NCAA)

                100 12.31 (12th NCAA)



Male Athlete of the Year

Chris Shannon   Wartburg        110H 14.50 (2nd NCAA)

                Triple Jump 47'4.5" (14th NCAA)

                400H 54.87

                4x400 3:20 (47.5)

                Undefeated in the 110H outdoor.

Dennis Black    Upper Iowa      Shot Put 58'10" (1st NCAA)

                Discus 150'

Brandon Schroer Nebraska Wesleyan       High Jump 6'10.25" (13th NCAA)

                110H 14.54 (4th NCAA)

                400H 53.67 (14th NCAA)

                Multi-time All-American.  Won all three events at Grinnell.

Ryan Steines    St. John's      5000 15:20.24

                10000 31:23.70 (17th NCAA)

Leroy Popowski  St. John's      10000 31:25.57 (18th NCAA)

                5000 15:04.63

                1500 4:01.04

Jeb Myers       St. John's      10000 32:36.40

                3000SC 9:26.84

                5000 15:10.16

                1500 4:01.73

                Tim Miles' first choice.

Corey Carrell   100 10.75       100 10.75 (23rd NCAA)

                200 21.70 (10th NCAA)

                Won both events in the IIAC.

Shannon Rainey  St. Thomas      100 10.82 (33rd NCAA)

                200 22.36

Mark Warder     St. Thomas      400H 53.82 (17th NCAA)

                4x400 3:19.0 (48.5)

Aaron Harper    St. Thomas      Hammer 174'10" (7th NCAA)

                Discus 154'4"

Jay Rhoten      Central College Conference MVP

                Decathlon 6431 (7th NCAA)

                Long Jump 23'0.75"

                110H 15.11

                400H 54.8

                4x100, Pole Vault 12'0"

                100 11.40, TJ, Javelin 165'0"

                Won 3 events and scored 33 points in conference meet.

Dan Virnig      Carleton        1:52.09 (6th NCAA)

                3:57.59

                1:51.7 split in 3:24 Sprint Medley

                49.2 split in 4x400

                3:17.45 4x400 (10th NCAA)

Zach Jones      Carleton        48.46 (9th NCAA)

                22.18

                47.7 split in 4x400

                3:17.45 4x400 (10th NCAA)





Women's Coach of the Year

Betsy Emerson   Luther  Team Power Ranking-unlisted

                8 National Qualifiers

                Luther won the IIAC over Loras.  Done a tremendous job with her program.  Great depth and good talent in almost all events.

Steve Johnson   Wartburg        Team Power Ranking-13th Nationally (178.9 NCAA)

                4 National Qualifiers

                Third in the IIAC.  Young team.

Ellen Carpenter St. Benedict    Team Power Ranking-unlisted

                1 National Qualifier

                4th in MIAC

                Has produced consistently good teams and has solidified St. Ben's as a top team in the MIAC.

Marv Roeske     Concordia       Team Power Ranking-14th Nationally (177.0 NCAA)

                5 National Qualifiers

                3rd in MIAC

                Done an excellent job recruiting but still has relatively young team.

Robert Tucker   Loras   Team Power Ranking-5th Nationally (230.0 NCAA)

                12 National Qualifiers



Men's Coach of the Year

Tim Miles       St. John's      Team Power Ranking-unlisted

                3 National Qualifiers

                Tim has an especially strong distance group.  St. John's defeated St. Thomas in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Conference.  St. Thomas was the defending champion and conference champion for the last 14 years.

Steve Mathre    St. Thomas      Team Power Ranking-unlisted

                2 National Qualifiers

                Finished 2nd in the MIAC and had scorers in every track and field event except the 800.

Bill Terriquez  Carleton        Team Power Ranking-unlisted

                2 National Qualifiers

                3rd in MIAC

                Always has a balanced team and multiple scorers in events.

Ted Bulling     Nebraska Wesleyan       Team Power Ranking-unlisted

                11 National Qualifiers

                Several national qualifiers and finished highest of Central Region teams at the Indoor Championship.  Won conference for 9th consecutive time.

Martin Peper    Macalester      Team Power Ranking-unlisted

                0 National Qualifiers

                9th in MIAC

                Growing team especially considering school's restrictions on recruiting.  Well coached especially the jumpers.  Macalester will host the NCAA in 1998.

Kevin Sanger    Central College Team Power Ranking-unlisted

                1 National Qualifier

                Won the IIAC title edging out Wartburg.  Came together at the right time.  18 personal records at the conference meet.

Fax to Garrick Larson at (218) 299-4189

Due by Wednesday, May 14, 1997, 5:00 p.m.



Vote for three, ranking them 1st/2nd/3rd.  Points will be assigned 5-3-1.  You may also write in.  Only those athletes and coaches who are members of the USTCA may be selected as Regional Coach/Athlete of the Year.



Cobber Men's Track 1997
Cobber Women's Track 1997