Three members of the Calvin men's track and field team have received NCAA Indoor Track and Field Division III All-America honors.
Receiving All-America accolades from the Calvin men's team are senior Caleb Ferguson and juniors Jonathan Ellis and Bryce Reynolds. All three Calvin athletes are receiving the honor for indoor track and field for the first time.
The All-America honors for the 2020 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field season were announced this week by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
Normal policies dictate that All-America honors are awarded to student-athletes who score any portion of a team point (top-eight in the final of an individual event or as a member of a top-eight placing relay event) at the NCAA Championships.
In lieu of conduction of the national championship this season, which was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NCAA Division III Executive Committee adopted the following criteria:
Based on the selected participants for the national championships initially announced by the NCAA on Sunday, March 8, the following will be recognized as All-America for the 2020 Indoor Track & Field season:
Individual events: ALL student-athletes declared and initially accepted into their event.
Relay events: Members of ALL relays who produced the performance that was declared and initially accepted into their event.
Ferguson (Naperville, Il./Neuqua Valley HS) is receiving All-America honors in the 3,000 meter run. He was slated to compete in the 3,000 meter run. Earlier in his career, Ferguson claimed All-America honors in outdoor track and field, doing so as a sophomore in the 3,000 meter steeplechase in 2018.
Ellis (Baltimore, Md./Towson HS) also qualified for the national meet in the 3,000 meter run. He is earning All-America accolades for the second time during the 2019-20 academic year as he was a Division III All-American in cross country this past November. This past March, he was named the MIAA's Most Valuable Runner for Indoor Track and Field.
Reynolds (Byron Center, Mich./South Christian HS) had qualified for his first national meet in track and field. He is earning All-America honors in the weight throw. In March, he was named the MIAA's Most Valuable Field Athlete for Indoor Track and Field.