WILLIAMSTOWN, MA – Williams College track & field standouts Tobias Muellers (Burlington, VT) and senior Peter Hale (Swampscott, MA) have earned Academic All-America honors from the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Eight of the last 10 Academic All-Americans at Williams have come form the men's (6) and women's (2) track & field teams.
Muellers, a multi-events performer (heptathlon & decathlon) earned All-America honors at both the 2017 NCAA Indoor and 2017 Outdoor Track & Field Championships, extending his streak of All-American track & field performances to three.
Chemistry major, Muellers finished second in the decathlon at the recent NCAA Outdoor Championships in Geneva, Ohio. On the final day of the event Muellers had five personal records in each of the five events and broke the Williams decathlon record with 6,870 points. The previous record for the decathlon by an Eph was by Derek-Sasaki Scanlon in 1997 when he tallied 6791 points.
At the 2017 NCAA Indoor Championships Muellers received the NCAA's Elite 90 Award for having the highest GPA among all of the competitors. Competing in the heptathlon Muellers notched an eighth place finish to earn All-America honors with 4,895 points.
Muellers has now earned two All-American honors in the decathlon and one in the heptathlon in his career.
Muellers won the New England DIII heptathlon title and on March 27 was named the USTFCCCA National Athlete of the Week in DIII. Running on the Ephs' Lee track earlier in May, Muellers won the New England DIII 400m (48.44) title.
Six times Muellers has earned All-NESCAC track honors. He has made the Dean's List at Williams six times, earned Academic All-NESCAC honors six times, and has also lettered in soccer three years and has started the last two years as a back.
A double major in history and English, Hale won the 3,000m race at the 2017 NCAA Indoor Championships in 8:17.76 and then claimed the 5,000m title in 14:15.38 at the 2017 NCAA Outdoor Championships. He has also collected All-American honors three times in track & field his career and one time in cross-country.
On February 8th running at Boston University Hale recorded the sixth fastest all-time NCAA DIII finish in the 3K with a time of 8:09.51. He was named the United States Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) National Indoor Athlete of the Year.
A recipient of the prestigious national Fulbright Scholar honor, Hale will teach in Germany during the next academic year.
Hale also won the 2017 DIII New England 5K title in a meet record time of 14:16.22. Additionally, Hale won the 1500m (3:50.42) and the 5K (14:51.23) at the 2017 NESCAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships, was fourth in NCAA 3,000 in 2016, and was a 2015 cross country All-American (16th). Hale has been named to the Academic All-NESCAC team six times.