Ben Decker, Tobias Muellers & Tom Riley Earn District I Academic Honors Advance to Academic All-America Ballot

Ben Decker, Tobias Muellers & Tom Riley Earn District I Academic Honors Advance to Academic All-America Ballot

WILLIAMSTOWN, MA – Three senior captains on the Williams College men's track & field team have earned Google Cloud First Team District I honors in a vote by the region's Sports information Directors.

By earning Google Cloud First Team honors the Eph trio has advanced to the Google Cloud Academic All-America ballot.

All three Eph honorees have been subjects of Eph Spotlight Video Interviews:

Ben Decker ** Tobias Muellers ** Tom Riley   

Ben Decker (Yarmouth, Maine) also served as a captain of the Eph cross country team.

Most recently Decker finished fifth at the NCAA Championships in La Crosse, Wisconsin in the 10,000 meter race. Prior to the NCAA Championship Decker won the NESCAC 10,000, won the New England DIII 5,000 meter race and was ranked 21st nationally in the 5,000. In additon, he won the All-New Englands 10,000. As a junior Decker was 5th at the All-New Englands championships in the10,000 and fourth in NESCAC. As a sophomore Decker was seventh in the 10,000 at NESCACs sixth in the New England DIII5.000 Indoors and 8th at All-New Englands 10,0000.

Decker was a First Team All-NESCAC cross country runner in 2015 and competed in the NCAA Championship race in 2017, 2016, and 2015. 

Decker majored in Economics at Williams.

Tobias Muellers (Burlington, Vt.) won the 2018 NCAA DIII decathlon a the championship meet hosted by the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse. Muellers broke hand expanded decathlon school record he had previously set in tallying 6,969 points. At the 2018 NCAA Indoor Championships Muellers was fourth in the heptathlon. He also won the 400m at the NESCAC Championship and was second in the event at DIII New Englands. He also owns the school record in the heptathlon, 5,068 points.

At the NCAA Indoor Championships Muellers won the NCAA Elite 90 Award as the competitor with the highest GPA.

Last year Muellers was a Third Team Soccer Academic All-American and a First Team Track/XC All-American.

Muellers majored in Chemistry.

Tom Riley (Baltimore, Md.) competed in multi-events for the Ephs and at the most recent NCAA Outdoor Championships finished 9th in the decathlon. This past winter Riley was the New England DIII heptathlon champion, was a member of the Eph 4X100m that finished fifth in NESCAC and he was 6th in the pole vault at NESCAC.

In 2017 Riley was the New England DIII decathlon champion, finished second in the New England DIII decathlon and was an NCAA heptathlon qualifier.

Riley was a double major in History and Biology at Williams.