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Titans Honored With 19 All-America Awards

Titans Honored With 19 All-America Awards

The UW-Oshkosh men's indoor track & field team has received 19 NCAA Division III All-America honors from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. The Titans' 19 honorees were tied with Washington University in St. Louis (Mo.) for most in the country.

Normal policies dictate that USTFCCCA All-America honors are awarded to the top eight finishers at the NCAA Division III Championship in each individual event and relay. However, due to the cancellation of this year's national meet in the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic, all 675 student-athletes declared and initially accepted into the championship were named All-Americans.

Garnering USTFCCCA All-America accolades for UW-Oshkosh in individual events are Jamyle Brantley and Roman Hill in the long jump; Zachary Emmer, Eli Tranel and Joe Vils in the pole vault; Andrew George in the mile run; Jaylen Grant and Robert Ogbuli in the 60-meter dash; Benjamin Jung in the 200-meter dash; Steven Potter in the 800-meter run; Justin Rivers in the high jump; Jackson Sheckler and Nick Tegtmeier in the shot put; Lochlan Siegmeier in the heptathlon; and Jonathan Wilburn in the triple jump.

Rounding out the Titans' 2020 USTFCCCA All-Americans were the 1,600-meter relay team of Todd Beadle, Ethan Burch, Adrian Girone and Amitai Wheat.

The top 20 declared student-athletes in each individual event and the top 12 teams in the relay events were set to compete in the Division III Championship schedule to be held March 13-14 in Winston-Salem, N.C. UW-Oshkosh, under USTFCCCA Division III Men's Indoor Coach of the Year Justin Kinseth, went into the meet ranked third in the National Ratings Index.

Wilburn was seeded first in the triple jump this season while Grant was seeded fourth in the 60-meter dash and Potter fifth in the 800-meter run. The Titan 1,600-meter relay squad entered the national meet as the second seed.

Also garnering top-10 seeds for UW-Oshkosh for this year's Division III Indoor Championship were Vils at seventh in the pole vault, Brantley at eighth in the long jump, Sheckler at eighth in the shot put and Rivers at 10th in the high jump.

UW-Oshkosh, the 2009 national champion, placed second at the Division III Indoor Track & Field Championship in 1999, 2001, 2003 and 2013. The Titans also earned top-four trophies in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014 before finishing ninth in 2019.

2020 USTFCCCA Indoor All-America Release