Mercer, Nichter Named CC Performer, Coach of the Year

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(CARLISLE, Pa.) – The Dickinson men's outdoor track & field team was well represented on the 2021 All-Centennial Conference Team, announced on Wednesday. Sophomore Teddy Mercer (Cortland, N.Y./Homer) was named the Outstanding Male Track Performer of the Meet while Head Coach Don Nicher was named the Coach of the Year, leading the Red Devils to a strong second place finish in the team standings.

Mercer had a great meet, earning First-team honors with wins in the 800 and 1500 meters, while anchoring the 4x800 relay to a third-place finish.

Sophomore Cole Boback (Carlisle, Pa./Carlisle) ran to First-place honors in the 200 meters and Second team in the 400.

Christopher Scharf (Elizabethtown, Pa./Elizabethtown) earned First-team recognition with a win in the 3000-meter steeplechase while Charles Scharf (Elizabethtown, Pa./Elizabethtown) crossed the line first in the 10,000 meters.

First-year Nick Balenzano (Darien, Conn./Darien) had a strong showing at his first championship, winning the long jump and earning Second-team honors in the 100 meters. Classmate Julian John (Bang Talad, Thailand/International School of Bangkok) earned honorable mention in the 1500.

Senior Brock Hartman (Hanover, Pa./New Oxford) received honorable mention in the shot put and discus events.

Sophomore Matthew Foote (Springfield, Va./West Springfield) was named to the All-Centennial Conference Sportsmanship Team.

The Red Devils used some strong individual performances to finish second overall in the team standings. That marks the highest finish since the 2011 season.

Complete 2021 All-Centennial Conference Men's Track & Field Team