Ashland University junior and Bluffton High School graduate Trevor Bassitt was named the Division II National Men’s Track Athlete of the Year for the indoor season on Wednesday by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
Bassitt excelled in the sprints and the hurdles for the Eagles, ranking in the top three nationally for four events.
He held the top overall times in the 400-meter dash (46.33) and the 60-meter hurdles (7.75), was second in the 200 (20.80) and was third with his teammates on the 1,600 relay team (3:11.11).
His time in the 200 was the third-fastest indoor mark in Division II history while his 60-meter time was the sixth-fastest, respectively.
Bassitt was set to compete on March 13-14 in the NCAA Division II indoor track and field championships, which were canceled due to coronavirus concerns.
UF swimming honored
The University of Findlay men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams took home three of the five top individual awards as the Great Midwest Athletic Conference on Wednesday released its honors for the 2019-20 season.
Andrew Makepeace was named GMAC Coach of the Year for the third straight season as he led the men’s squad to their third straight league title. The women’s squad just missed a three-peat, as well, and were runner-up.
Senior Hanna Cederholm was named GMAC Women’s Athlete of the Year for the second time in three years, doing so as a sophomore.
Cederholm totaled six league titles at this year’s GMAC meet to tally 15 for her career. Also at the GMAC meet, she set new conference records in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:01.97) and the 200 individual medley (2:04.16).
Tim Stollings was named GMAC Freshman of the Year.
Stollings accounted for seven GMAC titles and set the league record in the 50 free (20.20) in the preliminaries at the Division II National Championships. He was unable to participate in the finals as the meet was canceled due to coronavirus concerns.
Other first-team selections on the men’s team included seniors Adam Stretch and Trent Williams, junior Nathan Bourne, sophomore Paul Pavala, and freshmen Alex Wisler and Colin Martin.
First-teamers on the women’s side were senior Katy Kouvaris, junior Ashton Klopp, sophomore Chris McFarland and freshmen Rachel Poling and Leah Vander Roest.
Cory-Rawson seeks coaches
RAWSON — Cory-Rawson High School has openings for two junior high boys basketball coaches, as well as an opening for a junior varsity/varsity assistant boys basketball coach.
Prior experience is preferred, but not required.
All interested candidates can direct inquiries to varsity coach Al Thomas at email@example.com, or by phone at 567-250-0331.