CMS Men's Track and Field Earns 22 USTFCCCA All-West Region Selections

CMS Men's Track and Field Earns 22 USTFCCCA All-West Region Selections

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's track and field team had 15 different athletes earn a combined 22 All-West Region selections from the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, the second-highest total in the nation, the organization announced this week.

The 22 selections for the Stags trailed only Wisconsin-La Crosse with 23 from the Midwest Region among programs from around the country. The top five individuals from each region were bestowed with USTFCCCA honors, as well as the top three relay teams.   

CMS had two athletes win All-Region honors in three different events. Freshman Jamie Cockburn was a part of both All-Region relay teams for CMS (the 4x100 and the 4x400) and also earned individual honors in the 400 meters. Junior Reese Peterson, meanwhile, was All-West in all three of his throwing events, finishing in the top five in the region in the hammer, discus and shot put. 

Sophomore Matthew Sill was also an All-Region thrower in two events, earning it in both the discus and the hammer. Sill and Peterson finished 1-2 in both the discus and the hammer at the SCIAC Championships, while Peterson took first in the shot put. Neither competed in the javelin at SCIAC's, but junior Maxwell Knowles made it a SCIAC Champion and All-Region sweep of the throwing events for the Stags by qualifying for nationals with a throw of 199 feet at SCIACs.

Senior Corbin Bethurem was an All-West selection in two events, running the anchor leg of the 4x100 relay team that set a school record and qualified for nationals, as well as earning individual honors in the 200. Sophomore Alex McDonald had a similar double, earning a spot with the SCIAC Champion 4x400 relay team, and then earning individual honors in the 400 hurdles, winning a SCIAC title and qualifying for nationals. 

Sophomore Evan Hassman (steeplechase) and freshman Miles Christensen (5000) earned All-Region honors in their top events while qualifying for nationals as well. Junior Wilson Ives earned All-Region in the 1500, junior Tse Yang Lim captured it in the triple jump, and junior Walker Quinn was an All-West honoree in the pole vault. 

Also earning All-Region honors with their relay teams were senior Matthew Guillory and sophomore Carter Henderson, who joined Cockburn and Bethurem on the 4x100, and sophomore Daniel Addison and freshman Keizo Morgan with the 4x400 relay team, joining McDonald and Cockburn. 

CMS will begin competing at the three-day NCAA Championships on Thursday, with the 4x100 relay team, Knowles, Hassman and McDonald all competing in their prelims. Should Knowles advance to the finals in the javelin, that will also be held today, while the other finals would take place on Saturday, when Christensen will be in the 5000 finals.