WSC's Carly Fehringer Named NSIC Preseason Athlete Of The Year
Posted: 30 November, 2012
WAYNE - The Wayne State College women are picked ninth while the men are selected 11th in the 2012-13 Preseason NSIC Indoor Track and Field Coaches’ Polls released Thursday afternoon by the league office in Burnsville, Minnesota. Wildcat junior thrower Carly Fehringer was tabbed NSIC Women’s Preseason Field Athlete of the Year in voting conducted by coaches from across the league.
In the women’s poll, defending champion University of Mary received 10 first-place votes and 142 points followed by Augustana College in second place with 125 points and one first-place vote. Winona State came in third with 117 points and one first-place vote followed by Minnesota State with 104 points and the remaining first-place vote. Sioux Falls was fifth with 92 points followed by MSU Moorhead (91), Minnesota Duluth (81), St. Cloud State (66) and Wayne State ninth with 49 points. Northern State (46), Concordia-St. Paul (36), Minot State (36) and Bemidji State (29) round out the women’s coaches’ poll.
Listed as WSC athletes to watch on the women’s side are Fehringer and sophomore sprinter Rebecca Davenport. Fehringer, a junior from Wayne, was a national qualifier last year in the weight throw while placing second in the event at the NSIC Indoor Championships. She also reached an NCAA provisional mark in the shot put last winter and placed sixth at the NSIC Championships.
Davenport, a sophomore from Sargent, Nebraska, competed in five different events last season for the Wildcats including the indoor pentathlon and 4 x 400 meter relay at the NSIC Indoor Championships.
The team to beat in the men’s division is defending champion Minnesota State with 97 points and eight of 11 first-place votes. Augustana was second with one first-place vote and 86 points followed by MSU Moorhead with 85 points and the two remaining first-place votes. Sioux Falls was fourth with 66 points and St. Cloud State fifth at 59 points with Mary one point back in sixth at 58 points. Minnesota Duluth (49), Northern State (35), Concordia-St. Paul (30), Minot State (21) and Wayne State 11th with 19 points.
Sophomore sprinter Zach Thomsen and sophomore thrower Caleb Dillon are listed as Wildcats to Watch in the NSIC this season. Thomsen, a graduate of Wayne High School, placed in two events at last year’s NSIC Indoor Championships taking fourth in the 600 meter run while also running a leg on the third place 4 x 400 meter relay team. Dillon, a graduate of Dakota Valley (S.D.) High School, is the top returner for the Wildcats in the throws after competing in the shot put and weight throw last season.
Wayne State is scheduled to open the 2012-13 indoor season on Friday and Saturday, December 7 and 8 at the UNK Pre-Season Open in Kearney, Nebraska.