Wartburg College won the women’s championship with 51 points. Wisconsin-La Crosse was second (41.5), followed by Wisconsin-Oshkosh (33), Illinois Wesleyan (28) and Tufts (23).
Wartburg pulled out the women’s title by winning the final event, the 4 x 400 relay, to pass Wisconsin-La Crosse in the standings. Wartburg’s quartet of Nevada Morrison, Kelsey Steffens, Chelsey Jacobs and Hannah Baker won the race in 3:50.10.
Wartburg also scored a victory in the triple jump as Akeye Aimable won with a leap of 12.04 meters (39 feet, 6 inches).
Frostburg State hurdler Sumer Rohrs was named the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association women’s Track Athlete of the Meet. Rohrs earned her third career 55-meter hurdles national championship and set a D-III record of 7.84 seconds. Wisconsin-La Crosse’s Caitlin Schetter was the women’s Field Athlete of the Meet. She won the long jump (5.74/18-10) and was second in the triple jump.
Other women's track champions included Judy Bataille of Heidelberg in the 55-meters (7.02), Robin Yerkes of Roanoke in the 400 (56.09), St. Norbert’s Ashley Graybill in the 800 (2:09.95), Ayla Mitchell of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in the mile (4:54.66) and Elise Tropiano of Amherst in the 5000 (16:58.84).
Women’s field winners included Montclair State’s Monique Riddick in the shot put (14.39/47-2½), Julia Hopson of Fredonia State in the weight throw (18.25/59-10½), Marlee Berg of Westfield State in the high jump (1.69/5-6½) and Rachel Secrest of North Central College in the pole vault (3.86/12-8).
Ashley Huston of Hardin-Simmons became the inaugural D-3 pentathlon champion (3725 points).
Tufts University’s quartet of Amy Wilfert, Halsey Stebbins, Jackie Ferry and Stephanie McNamara won the distance relay (11:46.88).
The men’s Track Athlete of the Meet was Wisconsin-Oshkosh’s William Kaul, who won the 5000 (14:31.46) and anchored his school’s distance medley relay squad (also including Nate Stymiest, Ben Zill and Ben Wizner), which won in a D-III record time of 9:56.79. Trinity’s Todd Wildman won the pentathlon (3859 points), placed second in the high jump and seventh in the 55 hurdles to gain men's Field Athlete of the Meet honors.
Other men's track winners included Stephen Headley of Springfield College in the 55-meter dash (6.24 seconds), Hanneus Ollison of McMurry University in the 400 (48.33), Ohio Northern’s Jimmy O'Brien in the 800 (1:53.34), Peter Kosgei of Hamilton College in the mile (4:08.58), William Brown of Montclair State in the 55 hurdles (7.39) and the 4 x 400 relay team of Joe Reed, Fred Romer, Sean Daly and Eric Theiss from Oneonta State (3:17.19).
Men's field event national champions included Alex Samma of Connecticut College in the triple jump (15.07/49-5½), Bobby Riley of Wisconsin-La Crosse in the shot put (17.51/57-5½), Whitworth’s Cody Stelzer in the high jump (2.11/6-11), Jake Winder of North Central College in the pole vault (5.22/17-1½), Eric Bertelsen of Buena Vista University in the long jump (7.54/24-9) and Sam Johnson of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in the weight throw (19.83/65-¾).