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2012 Men's Track and Field News

July 12, 2012
Polio selected as NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship winner
After graduating in May, Centre distance runner Willie Polio continues to receive honors for his combination of academic and athletic prowess. On top of being named as Centre’s male valedictorian and male athlete of the year, Polio recently received one of the top honors in college athletics when he was selected as an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship winner.

June 20, 2012
Polio named to Track/Cross Country Academic All-America Team
Centre's Willie Polio was named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America Team for Division III Track and Cross Country, the Organization announced Tuesday.

May 21, 2012
Carter named SCAC Field Athlete of the Year
Jacob Carter of the Centre men's track and field team has been named the 2012 SCAC Field Athlete of the Year by the coaches of the conference.

May 16, 2012
Anastasio named to All-Sportsmanship team
Albert Anastasio of the Centre men's track and field team has been named to the SCAC All-Sportsmanship team for the 2012 season.

April 28, 2012
Colonels win SCAC track championship
The Centre men’s track and field team has won the 2012 SCAC Track and Field Championship after the conclusion of competition today in Birmingham, Ala. It was the second conference championship in Centre history and Centre’s second consecutive conference championship.

April 27, 2012
Colonels lead after day 1 of SCAC Championships
The Centre men’s track and field team is in good shape after the first day of action at the SCAC Championship meet at Birmingham Southern. With seven events scored and in the books, the Colonels are in first place with 94 points, while host school Birmingham Southern is in second with 42.5 points.

April 25, 2012
Carter named SCAC Field Athlete of the Week
Centre senior Jacob Carter has been named the SCAC Field Athlete of the Week for Week 6 of the spring track and field season.

April 20, 2012
Colonels set personal best in final pre-conference meet
The Centre men’s track and field team had one last regular season meet to prepare themselves for the SCAC Championships, at the EKU Twilight on April 20. Although EKU kept records of the event that have been posted on our results page, points were not awarded at every event, so the meet was not officially scored. However, the Colonels did have some showings that would have scored points, including a few personal best performances.

April 14, 2012
Colonels finish fourth at Cumberlands
The Centre men’s track and field team competed in the University of the Cumberlands Track and Field Invitational this Saturday and, despite not competing with a full roster, still managed to finish fourth out of 14 teams at the event. Top eight finishers scored points at this meet.

April 7, 2012
Colonels finish second at home invite
The Centre men’s track and field team hosted its annual home meet today and had an outstanding showing, finishing in second place, 6.5 points behind first place Eastern Kentucky.

March 31, 2012
Colonels finish 4th at Hanover
The Centre men’s track and field team had another strong showing this past Saturday at the Hanover Invitational in Hanover, Ind., finishing fourth out of a 14-team field. Athletes who placed in the top eight in their events scored points for their team.

March 21, 2012
Hernandez named SCAC Track & Field Athlete of the Week
Cesar Hernandez of the Centre men's track and field team has been named the SCAC Men's Track & Field Athlete of the Week for meets run through March 17.

March 17, 2012
Centre men kick off outdoor season at Rhodes
The Centre men's track and field team began its outdoor season at the Rhodes Open Meet in Memphis on Saturday. Competing against teams from all divisions, the Colonels were able to land in the top 50 in all of Division III in ten events.

March 6, 2012
Centre men break four records in indoor season
The indoor season is in the books for the Centre men's track and field team, and it was one of the most productive indoor seasons in Centre history, as the men set four records in only three meets.

February 25, 2012
Colonels finish 9th at Anderson
The Centre men’s track and field team competed in the Fred Wilt Memorial Invitational yesterday at Anderson University in Anderson, Ind. Facing competition from multiple divisions, the Colonels scored 24.5 points for the day and finished in ninth place.

February 18, 2012
Distance runners shine at Capital Classic
The Centre men’s track and field team competed in its second indoor meet of the year yesterday at the Capital Indoor Invitational in Columbus, Ohio. The Colonels finished with 35 points thanks in large part to the scoring of their distance runners.

February 11, 2012
Colonels impressive in men's track opener, Kieffer sets record
The Centre men’s track and field team traveled to Greencastle, Ind. for the DePauw Indoor Invitational, their first meet of the season. The Colonels came away with 29 points at today’s meet, including two individual winners.

February 7, 2012
2012 Men's Track and Field season preview
The Centre men’s track and field team will look to repeat as SCAC Champions this spring. In 2011, the Colonels narrowly defeated runner-up Rhodes College by 16 points at the SCAC Championships. The Colonels lost major point-getters in Clinton Cahall (distance), James Bozarth (throws), Chrys Jones (jumps), and Mike Morrison (sprints), but they hope to make up points with a strong group of returners and the addition of a fine recruiting class.

January 9, 2012
Jones, Kieffer, Owens honored at KTCCCA Awards
The Kentucky Track and Cross Country Coaches Association had its awards banquet on Saturday, January 7. Centre's Track and Cross Country programs were represented well at the event, taking four of the eight major awards given out to college athletes and coaches.