Crossroads League Hauls in 29 All-American Honors at Outdoor Nationals

 INDIANAPOLIS – The Crossroads League sent over 100 student-athletes to compete in the 2017 NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships and secured 29 All-American performances, highlighted by a national championship from Bethel pole vaulter Daniel Wojciechowski.

Wojciechowski backed up her indoor championship by taking first place in the pole vault once again inside Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium to record the CL’s lone individual title of the outdoor season.

The Crossroads League placed three teams inside the top-25 and had a total of seven teams score inside the top-50 in the men’s and women’s team standings. The Bethel men highlighted that list by finishing 11th overall, while the men’s squads from Taylor and Marian also recorded top-25 showings by tying for 23rd.

2017 Crossroads League Outdoor Track and Field All-Americans

Bethel (16 awards in six events)

Daniel Wojciechowski, women’s pole vault, national champion
Erik Escobedo, men’s hammer, 2nd
Elias Micozzi, men’s discus, 2nd
Jamique Mitchell/Conner Sowders/Brett Baumgartner/Alex Moses, men’s 4×100-meter relay, 6th
Brett Baumgartner/Conner Sowders/Alex Moses/Travis Sperry, men’s 4×400-meter relay, 4th
Philip Fox, men’s decathlon, 8th

Indiana Wesleyan (7 awards in 4 events)
Bethany Bailey, women’s pole vault, 2nd  Sarah McBeath, women’s 1,500-meters, 4th

Chad Ellens/Noah Stratton/Joshua Neideck/Michael Olson, men’s 4×800-meter relay, 5th
Jacob Reinking, men’s 5,000-meters, 8th


Marian (5 awards in 2 events)
DeVohn Jackson/Moussa Conde/Marcellion Gardner/Sogo Akinyosoye, men’s 4×100-meter relay, 3rd
Moussa Conde, men’s pole vault, 4th


Spring Arbor (2 awards in 2 events)
AJ Gruttadauro, men’s race walk, 4th
Katrina Tovar, women’s pole vault, 8th


Taylor (3 awards in 3 events)
Matt Hall, men’s 5,000-meters, 3rd
Caleb Anthony, men’s 110-meter hurdles, 4th
Hannah Schroder, women’s marathon, 5th