NEW ORLEANS, La. – Seven Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference men's indoor track & field student-athletes were announced as all-region performers by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Monday, March 4.
A total of 1590 All-Region honors were handed out to 192 different member institutions. There was a near-even split between the genders as women combined for 804 of the honors, compared to 786 for the men.
The top-5 individuals in each event from each region earned All-Region distinction, in addition to each member of the region's top-3 relay teams. The regions used for this award – Atlantic, Central, Great Lakes, Mideast, Midwest, New England, South/Southeast and West – match those used during the cross country season.
Nathan Adams, Franklin
Adams punched his ticket to his first national championship back on Jan. 12, when he hit qualifying status with a throw of 18.29 meters at the Robert H. Johnson Little Giant Open, hosted by Wabash College. That mark ranks fourth in the region and it smashed the senior's own school record in the event by more than two meters.
Reece Hunter, Hanover
Hunter, a sophomore for the Panthers, earned his top-five region performance in the 400m at the conference championships. Hunter clocked in at 49.69 seconds, which places him second in school history and was good enough for first place at the conference meet. The sophomore was also sixth in the region in the heptathlon and 25th in the 200m dash.
Joe Sheryak, Hanover
Sheryak recently made history, becoming the first male athlete at Hanover to qualify for the NCAA Division III Indoor National Championships. The senior did so by posting a top-20 national point total, 4,761, in the heptathlon, which also broke the school and Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference records, as well rank first in the Great Lakes region. During his all-region performance at the Ohio Northern Final Qualifier, Sheryak broke his own school record in the long jump with distance of 6.73m. The senior's indoor campaign also saw him post a league-high 28 points at the HCAC Championships, where he won the long jump and placed inside the top six in five different events.
Eric Fiacable, Rose-Hulman
Fiacable earned his spot in the region with a 17.93m toss in the weight throw at the DePauw Indoor Invitational on Feb. 9. The senior claimed first place honors in the weight throw and shot put at the 2019 HCAC Indoor Track & Field Championships.
Aaron Lannoy, Rose-Hulman
Lannoy clocked a regional best time of 1:54.42 in the 800m on Feb. 2 at the Keck DIII Select Meet. The junior also claimed first place in the event at the annual HCAC Indoor Track & Field Championships held on Feb. 16.
Nick Palmer, Rose-Hulman
Palmer, a senior for the Engineers, broke the conference record in the pole vault with a leap of 4.82m. The senior's mark at the conference championships ranks as the second best in the region and was good enough to qualify for the NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships as the No. 13 seed.
Cameron Prisby, Rose-Hulman
Prisby also earned all-region honors for his efforts in the pole vault at the HCAC Indoor Track & Field Championships on Feb. 16. The junior's 4.55m mark placed second at the conference meet and ranks third in the Great Lakes region.