WATERVILLE, Maine – The North Atlantic Conference (NAC) has announced its end of season awards for men's track & field and six individuals and two relay teams have been recognized. Jarrod Hooper (Lyman, Maine) was named Rookie of the Year and to the All-Conference First Team, Devon Davis (Troy, Maine) earned All-Conference First Team in two events, Jarrod Ottman (Merrimack, N.H.) and Alexander Thompson (Auburn, Maine) were named to the All-Conference First Team, Troy Worster (Mt. Vernon, Maine) was named to the All-Conference Second Team and Dillon Sullivan (New Gloucester, Maine) was named to the sportsmanship team. The 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams also were named to the All-Conference Second Team.
Hooper is the 2019 NAC Men's Track & Field Rookie of the Year. The freshman placed second in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:00.73, and third in the 1500-meter with a time of 4:15.87, at the NAC Men's Track & Field Championship meet. He also ran the third leg of Thomas' second-place 4 x 400-meter relay and anchored their third-place 4 x 800-meter relay. Hooper's performance earned him two All-Conference awards and aided Thomas to a third-place finish at the 2019 NAC Men's Track & Field Championship meet, as well as third-place in the Inter-Conference Championship across three conferences (GNAC/NECC) in New England.
Davis earned two individual NAC Championships at the conference's meet. He ran a 22.76 200 meter, followed by a NAC Championship meet record 400 meter time of 50.64. He was also named Inter-Conference Meet Champion in both events.
Ottman won the NAC Championship in the 3000 meter steeplechase, finishing with a time of 10:08.00
Thompson set a NAC Championship meet record in the pole vault, recording a 3.65m score to win the individual title.
Worster placed second in the shot put, notching a 13.01-meter throw.
The 4x400 meter relay team, with members including Schofield, Thompson, Hooper and Davis, placed second in the NAC Championship with a run of 3:34.88.
Sullivan is being recognized as a member of the NAC Sportsmanship Team, which is reserved for those who have distinguished themselves through demonstrated acts of sportsmanship and ethical behavior. The honorees are individuals who have positively affected the track and field culture and environment and whose behavior clearly demonstrates sportsmanship and integrity that go beyond the competition rules and etiquette.