Morgan Fawver, a freshman sprinter from McCook, Nebraska, was honored by the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference head track and field coaches as the league’s male Freshman of the Year for the 2020-21 indoor track and field season.
In addition, nine Eagles received a total of 12 All-RMAC First or Second Team awards, as a result of placing highly in their respective events.
Fawver’s conference meet performances earned him three All-RMAC awards. He ran 6.80 seconds in the 60 meters for a silver medal, took third in the 200 meters with a time of 21.956, and he tied his season-best long jump mark of 7.05 meters (23-01.75) for fifth in that event. Fawver raked in 18 of the Eagles’ 72.5 team points, which placed the team fourth in the team standings.
Student-athletes placing in the top three in their individual events, or winning the relay races outright, are awarded an All-RMAC First Team certificate. Second Team honors go to those placing fourth through sixth individually, or finishing as the relay runners-up.
First Team honors also went to Osvaldo Cano in the 400 meters, Naishaun Jernigan in the long jump, Derrick Nwagwu in the triple jump, and Pete Brown in heptathlon. For the CSC women, Miranda Gilkey earned First Team in the high jump.
Other than Fawver in the long jump, Second Team honors also go to Emory Yoosook in the long jump, Alec Penfield in high jump, Jernigan in triple, and Dylan Soule in the heptathlon.
Superlatives were also awarded to Track Athletes of the Year, Field Athletes of the Year, and Coach of the Year, as well as women’s Freshman of the Year.
Track Athletes of the Year were Layla Almasri of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, for the women, and Charlie Sweeney of Western Colorado for the men.
Field Athlete of the Year went to women’s jumper Hannah Meek and men’s jumper Peter Ackah, both of UCCS.
The women’s Freshman of the Year was Josie Coffey, a high jumper, of Colorado Mesa.
Ross Fellows of UCCS claimed Coach of the Year for both women’s and men’s teams, winning the meet titles on both sides.