The 2015-16 RMAC Indoor Track & Field Preseason All-Conference awards were announced on Wednesday, and Black Hills State’s Alec Baldwin and New Mexico Highland’s Salcia Slack highlighted the list of student-athletes.
Baldwin was named 2015-16 RMAC Indoor Track & Field Preseason Male Athlete of the Year, while Slack garnered the Preseason Female Athlete of the Year honor.
The preseason awards and all-conference list were voted on by the league’s head track & field coaches. Those coaches could not vote for their own student-athletes.
Baldwin, a senior from Spirit Lake, Iowa, is coming off a spectacular indoor season last year when he earned All-America honors at the NCAA Division II Championships. He was a member of the distance medley relay team that finished sixth. Individually, he placed fifth in the mile run, breaking the school record at the meet and becoming the first individual to earn All-America in indoor track & field for Black Hills State during the Division II era.
Slack, a senior from Kingston, Jamaica, was named last year’s RMAC Women’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Year and was the Athlete of the Meet at the RMAC Championships. At the NCAA Championships, she won four-of-five individual pentathlon events, winning the pentathlon. She also earned All-America honors with a second-place finish in the hurdles and a third-place finish in the triple jump.
2015-16 RMAC Men’s Indoor Track & Field Preseason All-Conference
Oliver Aitchison – Adams State, Jr.
Marty Andrie – Colorado Mines, Sr.
Alec Baldwin – Black Hills State, Sr.
Zach Baxter – Adams State, Sr.
Chaz Butler – Adams State, Sr.
Robin Butler – Western State, Sr.
Keifer Johnson – Western State, Jr.
Damarcus Simpson – Chadron State, So.
Jurgen Themen – Adams State, Sr.
Dueth Vassall – CSU-Pueblo, So.
Patrick Weaver – Colorado Mines, Jr.
* – There was a tie for 10th, so there are 11 Men’s Preseason All-RMAC members.
2015-16 RMAC Women’s Indoor Track & Field Preseason All-Conference
Shelby Bozner – Chadron State, Sr.
Serena Canegan – Adams State, Jr.
Alicja Konieczek – Western State, So.
Rachael Lopez – CSU-Pueblo, So.
Madison McLaughlin – Black Hills State, Sr.
Shanice McPherson – New Mexico Highlands, Jr.
Stachia Reuwsaat – Chadron State, Jr.
Chante Roberts – Adams State, Jr.
Salcia Slack – New Mexico Highlands, Sr.
Sunayna Wahi – Adams State, Sr.