San Antonio - Trinity's track & field coaching staff and three recent graduates garnered top honors from the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC).
Sixth-year Head Coach Marcus Whitehead and his assistant coaches were elected the SCAC Women's Staff of the Year. Cody Hall was tabbed as the SCAC Men's Co-Track Athlete of the Year, Matt Love was selected as Men's Field Athlete of the Year, and Britney Sullivan earned Women's Field Athlete of the Year accolades.
Coach Whitehead and his staff received the women's honor for the fourth straight year and fifth in his career. The Tiger women captured their fourth consecutive SCAC Championship, while the men's team was runner-up. Each Tiger team won 10 events at the meet held in Seguin, Texas. Sharing the honors with Coach Whitehead were Assistant Coaches Emily Daum, Thomas Dimitri, Lauren Loeffler, Joe Meno, Corey Wildman, and Todd Wildman.
Coach Whitehead led a school-record nine student-athletes to the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships with six men and three women competing. Three of the Tigers earned All-America recognition. A total of 15 Trinity competitors also qualified for the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-South/Southeast Region Team.
Hall was the SCAC Male Athlete of the Meet for the third straight year after scoring the most points of any men's individual. He won the conference long jump title, the 110-meter hurdles championship, and finished as runner-up in the high jump. Hall came in third in the triple jump and pole vault, and fifth in the 400-meter hurdles and shot put.
He earned All-America distinction at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships with a second-place finish in the 110-meter hurdles, missing the winning slot by a mere .01 seconds. Hall is now a three-time All-American, as he placed fourth in the 2017 110-meter hurdles at the Outdoor meet and was second in the Indoor 60-meter hurdles the same year. He also made this year's All-South/Southeast Region Team in the 110-meter hurdles, along with the high jump and long jump.
Love received the SCAC Men's Field Athlete of the Year award for the second consecutive time. He captured the SCAC discus throw for the third time in his career and qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships for the third straight occasion. Love finished in eighth place and earned All-America accolades and earlier was named to the All-South/Southeast Region Team. An outstanding student, Love was elected to the Google Cloud NCAA Division III Academic All-District 8 Men's Track/Cross Country Team for the second year in a row.
Sullivan was previously chosen as the 2016 SCAC Women's Field Athlete of the Year. At this season's SCAC Championships Sullivan won the triple jump for the third time in four years. She also was part of the winning 4x100-meter relay team, while finishing as runner-up in the long jump and eighth in the 100 meters.
She qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships for the fourth straight occasion and placed seventh in the triple jump for All-America recognition. Sullivan also competed in the long jump and finished in 14th place. She also was a triple jump competitor at the 2016 and 2017 NCAA Indoor Championships. Additionally, Sullivan was a 2018 All-South/Southeast Region honoree in the triple jump, long jump, and the 4x100-meter relay.