NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Southern Connecticut track & field standouts Jordan Davis and Rachel Fleischer were recognized by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) as the East Region Field Athletes of the Year. In addition, John Wallin was named the Men’s Coach of the Year while Brian Nill was named the Men’s Assistant Coach of the Year.
Both Davis and Fleischer earned All-American honors at this year’s NCAA Division II Outdoor Championships, with Davis finishing fourth in the Javelin while Fleischer finished eighth in the Triple Jump. Both student-athletes won the Northeast-10 Conference Championship in their respective events while Fleischer also won the Indoor Triple Jump Championship. Davis was also named the USTFCCCA East Region Field Athlete of the Year in 2022.
Davis is a two-time NCAA Division II All-American in the Javelin, after he won the 2022 NCAA Division II National Championship. He was also recognized as the NE10 Field Athlete of the Year and earned USTFCCCA All-East Region honors. He is a three-time NE10 and New England Javelin Champion, winning in 2021, 2022 and 2023 and also set the New England record with a mark of 74.37 on May 13, 2023.
Fleischer won the NE10 Indoor and Outdoor Triple Jump this season, while she also won the Outdoor Championship in 2021. That season, Fleischer also won the New England Triple Jump Championship.
Wallin earned the 10th USTFCCCA East Region Outdoor Coach of the Year honor of his career after previously winning from 2011 through 2015, 2017 through 2019 and then again in 2021, while Nill received his first Outdoor recognition of his career. He was previously named the Indoor Assistant Coach of the Year in 2019. The duo led the Owls’ Cross Country and Track & Field programs to NE10 Conference Championships in 2022-23, becoming just the third program in conference history to win a title during the cross country, indoor and outdoor seasons.