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