(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.