The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) honored both the Milligan College men’s and women’s track and field teams along with 12 individuals for achieving academic success during the 2018-19 season.
Austin Roark, seen here competing for Milligan College, was named the outstanding male track athlete at last week's Grandfather Mountain Highland Games in North Carolina. Roark won the 220-yard dash, the 440-yard dash and the long jump.
The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced Monday that 12 Milligan teams earned the distinction for Scholar-Teams for the 2018-19 academic year. These 12 teams were among 1,939 total teams across the NAIA recognized with this award.
A handful of top-tier talent, a few local products and several notable athletes from Tennessee highlight the 2019 signing class for Milligan College cross-country and track & field. Chris Layne, who recently completed his 20th season as Milligan head coach, made the announcement Wednesday.
Led by the men’s cross country/track & field program which finished No. 6 nationally in program of the year standings, Milligan College Athletics earned a final position of No. 31 in the Learfield IMG College Directors' Cup standings.