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NATIONAL CHAMPION! Seddon Wins Discus Crown

Gulf Shores, Ala.–Derek Seddon (Sr., Knoxville, Iowa, Physical Education) was the nation’s best discus thrower all year and proved it one final time when it ultimately mattered and his national title guided William Penn at the NAIA Track and Field National Championships Thursday through Saturday. Seddon became the second Statesmen national champion ever on Friday […]

Underdog Fairley secures runner-up finish nationally

GENEVA, OHIO — Mark Fairley (junior, Dubuque) went from last chance qualifier to national runner-up in the course of 10 days, as the Central College men’s track and field runner took second place in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Saturday. The top-eight finish gives Fairley his first All-American honor, […]

Near miss for Heitman in national 400-meter race

GENEVA, OHIO — In Friday afternoon’s prelims of the 400-meter dash at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Central College sophomore Hope Heitman (Guttenberg, Clayton Ridge HS) finished just .54 seconds away from a spot in the finals. Her time of 56.57 seconds was the 12th fastest mark in the 22-runner field. […]

Mulford concludes illustrious high jumping career

GENEVA, OHIO — One of the most decorated high jumpers in Central College men’s track and field history finished out his career Friday, as Logan Mulford (senior, Mount Pleasant) placed seventh at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Mulford earned his fourth All-American honors in the high jump, but finished a disappointing […]

Rule Earns Second Scholar-Athlete Award

Oskaloosa–Alexi Rule (Sr., Idaho Falls, Idaho, Elementary Education) was honored for her excellence in the classroom as she was named a 2016-2017 Daktronics-NAIA Women’s Golf Scholar-Athlete Thursday. Rule, who owned a 3.82 Grade Point Average entering this spring, was among 174 women’s golfer from within the NAIA to be awarded the laurel. The academic laurel […]

Brown Named NFCA All-Region

Oskaloosa–Emily Brown (Jr., Waverly, Iowa, Biology) picked up one final award for the 2017 campaign as she was selected to be on a National Fastpitch Coaches Association NAIA All-Region team. Brown became the program’s 44th NFCA all-region performer as she was named to the second team as a catcher. The first-team all-Heart of America Athletic […]

Weather Forces Early Cut, Statesmen Finish 18th at Nationals

Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.–Mother Nature 1, Statesmen 0. Unforeseen weather issues made for a disappointing week for the Statesmen women’s golf team as it competed at the NAIA National Championships Tuesday and Wednesday. Ranked #24 in the nation, the Heart of America Athletic Conference Tournament champions posted a two-day score of 667 (332-335) to place […]

Fairley set for national steeplechase finals

GENEVA, OHIO — Thursday’s rain may have slowed down the times but Central College men’s track and field junior Mark Fairley (junior, Dubuque) outwitted his opponents to secure a spot in Saturday’s 3,000-meter steeplechase final at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Fairley snuck in as the 19th qualifier of the 20-man […]

Statesmen Ready for Battle at Track and Field Nationals

Gulf Shores, Ala.–A total of 10 individuals will compete in eight different events as William Penn takes on the best at the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships. The event will be held at Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium Thursday through Saturday. Fans can watch the Championships live in its entirety for $14.95 at […]

Conference track title streak ends for Central men

STORM LAKE — The Central College men’s track and field came up short in its bid for a third consecutive Iowa Conference outdoor crown Saturday. Entering the day with a one-point lead, the Dutch were outpaced by Wartburg on day two. The Knights finished with 160 points while the Dutch took second with 129.5. “We’re […]


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