Transy’s Cole Green & Anderson’s Garrett Cooley Named HCAC Men’s Track & Field Athletes of the Year

Transy’s Cole Green & Anderson’s Garrett Cooley Named HCAC Men’s Track & Field Athletes of the Year

GREENWOOD, IN – Transylvania University's Cole Green (Oak Ridge, Tenn./H.S.) and Anderson University's Garrett Cooley (Indianapolis, Ind./North Central) have been named 2016 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year and Field Athlete of the Year, respectively.  

Green, a junior for the Pioneers, won the 100-meter dash and the 200-meter dash at the 2016 HCAC Championships.  The junior totaled 21 points on the track to lead the Pios. 

Cooley, a junior for the Ravens, won two field events and finished second behind Green twice on the track at the championship.  The junior won the long jump with a mark of 7.07 meters and the high jump with a winning leap of 1.91 meters. Cooley finished second in the 100 and 200-meter dashes.

Rose-Hulman's Trey Sykes (Houston, Texas/Bay Area Christian) was awarded the HCAC Freshman of the Year for his efforts at the championship meet.  Sykes won the triple jump with a winning leap of 13.81 meters and finished second behind Cooley in the long jump (6.10 meters).

Rose-Hulman's Larry Cole was named the HCAC Coach of the Year after leading the Engineers to the school's ninth-straight HCAC Men's Outdoor Track & Field team title. Cole, in his 13th season as Rose-Hulman's head coach, saw his squad garner a record 350.33 points to win the championship.

Most Outstanding Male Track Athlete:  Cole Green, Transylvania University

Most Outstanding Male Field Athlete:  Garrett Cooley, Anderson University

Most Outstanding Freshman Male Athlete:  Trey Sykes, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Coach of the Year:  Larry Cole, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology



Garrett Cooley, Jr., Anderson

Derek Mallory, Jr., Anderson

Edgar Gonzalez, Sr., Bluffton

Joe Feldmann, Sr., Hanover

Joe Rector, So., Hanover

Matt Hill, So., Rose-Hulman

Ben Wewe, Jr., Rose-Hulman

Nathan Green, Jr., Rose-Hulman

Trey Sykes, Fr., Rose-Hulman

Josh Himes, So., Rose-Hulman

Charles Spaeth, Jr., Rose-Hulman

Brandon Mattiuz, Jr., Rose-Hulman

Trevin Grissom, Fr., Rose-Hulman

Brandon Loyer, Sr., Rose-Hulman

Adam Wilson, Jr., Rose-Hulman

Tyler Duffy, Sr., Rose-Hulman

Isaiah Smith, Jr., Rose-Hulman

Josh Hennig, So., Rose-Hulman

Brendan Smyth, Jr., Rose-Hulman

Cole Green, Jr., Transylvania

2nd Team All-HCAC

Jake Gehman, Jr., Anderson

Jacob White, Fr., Anderson

Malik Davis, So., Anderson

Nick Moyer, Sr., Anderson

Alex Parker, Sr., Bluffton

Jack Fisher, Jr., Bluffton

Marcaus Cooper, So., Earlham

Austin LeClere, So., Manchester

Alex Gudeman, Jr., Manchester

Connor Bresnahan, Jr., Manchester

Demitrios Valioulis, Sr., Rose-Hulman

Kenton Hipsher, Jr., Rose-Hulman

Andrew Okruch, Jr., Rose-Hulman

Josh Blome, Jr., Rose-Hulman

Nick Palmer, Fr., Rose-Hulman

Honorable Mention All-HCAC

Sebastian Baxter, So., Anderson

Thaddeus Phillips, So., Bluffton

Jonathan Frederick, So., Franklin

Eric Thompson, Sr., Franklin

Kevin Scholz, Jr., Hanover

Darrell Payne, Fr., Hanover

Andrew Strong, So., Hanover

Enrico Franchini, Jr., Hanover

Gavin Alexander, Jr., Hanover

Ramsen Bet-Nimrod, Jr., Manchester

Nic Keller, Jr., Rose-Hulman

Alton Anspaugh, So., Rose-Hulman

Jacob Becker, Sr., Rose-Hulman

All-Sportsmanship Team

Derek Mallory, Jr., Anderson

Kris Lyons, So., Bluffton

Zach Rousch, Jr., Defiance

Sirajus Salekin, So., Earlham

Deron Molen, Sr., Franklin

Jacob Sofronko, So., Hanover

Jacob Sweet, Sr., Manchester

Ryan Pinckney, Fr., Mount St. Joseph

Sam Sobczak, Sr., Rose-Hulman

Justin Garagnani, Fr., Transylvania