WILIAMSTOWN, MA – First year Izabelle Ith (Petersburg, Alaska) who competes in jumps and multi-events for the Williams College women's track team has been named the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Rookie of the Year after the NESCAC Championship meet.
Ith won the long jump at her first NESCAC Championship meet with a leap of 5.62m and placed third in the 100-meter hurdles finishing in 14.56. Additionally, she was a member of the Williams' 4x100-meter relay team that finished third (48.23) and she placed seventh in the triple jump (10.86m). Ith had a hand in scoring 24 points to help lead the Ephs claim their fifth consecutive title.
"Izabelle has done a great job all season long," said Eph head coach Nate Hoey. "She comes to practice each and every day with a positive attitude, ready to work, and support her teammates. \She learns from every opportunity both in practice and in meets and competed really well this past weekend at NESCACs. We are all very proud of her efforts."
Nate Hoey's Eph women's track & field coaching staff was named the Women's Track & Field Coaching Staff of the Year, after leading the Ephs to their fifth straight title. It is the 10th time a Williams Women's Track & Field Coaching Staff has been honored and the second time Hoey and his coaching staff has been honored in his five years at the Eph helm.
Williams amassed 200 points and runner-up Tufts tallied 115.50 points.
The fifth straight NESCAC title by this Ephs this spring, all under fifth-year head coach Nate Hoey and his staff, has added to a recent impressive run Williams that has seen the Ephs capture 17 of the last 18 NESCAC titles.
This past winter Hoey and his staff guided the Ephs to a second place finish at the 2018 NCAA Division III Indoor Championships in Birmingham, Alabama.
Next up for the Ephs is the New England Division III Championships being hosted by MIT May 3-5 in Cambridge, Mass.
The Ephs are also gearing up to compete at the 2018 NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships May 24-26 in La Crosse, Wisc.