CNU - Richard Roethel and Assistant Coach Matt Barreau Earn All-Region Honors
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May 21st 2012, 11:14am | 688 views
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced the Division III Outdoor Track & Field region award winners today and CNU's Richard Roethel and Assistant Coach Matt Barreau were honored.
Roethel, a junior, was selected as the South/Southeast Region Field Athlete of the Year. This is the third consecutive year he has recieved the honor. Roethel is currently tied for first in Division III in the high jump with a mark of 2.11m (6-11) set at the 2012 Colonial Relays. He is second in Division III in the Decathlon with 6,971 points from his win at the Penn Relays.
Roethel was named the Mason-Dixon Conference Field Athlete of the Year after winning the 110m hurdles, high jump and javelin throw at the conference meet.
Barreau was named the Men's Assistant Coach of the Year in his first year coaching the distance squad. Barreau led the distance athletes to 61 of the Captains' 162 points at the Mason-Dixon Championships. All but eight of those distance points were from freshmen or sophomores.
Men's Field Athlete of the Year
ATLANTIC REGION - William Razzano - SUNY Cortland
CENTRAL REGION - Ethan Miller - Central (Iowa)
GREAT LAKES REGION - Tom Postema - Defiance
MIDEAST REGION - Gary Zack - Moravian
MIDWEST REGION - Nick Baatz - UW-Oshkosh
NEW ENGLAND REGION - David Pless – Bates
SOUTH/SOUTHEAST REGION - Richard Roethel - Christopher Newport
WEST REGION - Carter Comito - Whitworth
Men's Assistant Coach of the Year
ATLANTIC REGION - Norm Tate – Rowan
CENTRAL REGION - Dave Sage – Wartburg College
GREAT LAKES REGION - Brian Diemer – Calvin
MIDEAST REGION - Robert Luciano – Moravian
MIDWEST REGION - Tim Winder - North Central (Ill.)
NEW ENGLAND REGION - Nicole Wilkerson – Middlebury
SOUTH/SOUTHEAST REGION - Matthew Barreau - Christopher Newport
WEST REGION - Travis Howell – Whitworth University