Green earns NCC Track & Field Outstanding Athlete honor

Green earns NCC Track & Field Outstanding Athlete honor Tom Green, a senior from Hornick, IA, has been named the 2002 North Central Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships Outstanding Male Athlete, according to an announcement May 20 by the conference office. Green was selected by a vote of NCC track & field coaches.

Green won the 100-meter and 200-meter at the NCC outdoor championships. Green, a six-time all-American, ran a :10.33 in the 100-meter dash, he recorded a clocking a :21.07 to break sophomore teammate Ronnie McDougle's school-record time of :21.70.

North Dakota State senior Jill Theeler was named the Outstanding Female Athlete and NDSU's Ryun Godfrey and Don Larson of North Dakota State were named the North Central Conference Outdoor Track and Field Coaches of the Year.

Green has had outstanding successes his senior season, winning the University/College Division of the 100-meter dash (:10.49) at the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa on April 25-27. It was Green's first title at the Drake Relays. Green was the national runner-up in the 60-meter dash at the 2002 NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships last March, clocking a school-record time of :6.73. In 2000, Green was a double winner at the NCC outdoor championships with titles in the 100-meter dash (:10.30) and the 200-meter dash(:21.30). Green helped South Dakota to a third place at the 2000 NCAA Division II Outdoor Championships, as he was second in the 100 meters (10.41) and the third in the 200- meters (21.16).

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