Fehringer, Suckstorf Honored By USTFCCCA
Posted: 21 May, 2013
WAYNE - The Wayne State College women’s outdoor track and field team collected two awards Monday afternoon from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association as junior Carly Fehringer was named the USTFCCCA Central Region Women’s Field Athlete of the Year while assistant coach Brett Suckstorf was honored as the Central Region Women’s Assistant Coach of the Year from the coaches’ association.
Fehringer, a junior from Wayne, recorded the fifth-best throw all-time and the second best mark in the hammer throw this spring with a throw of 206’ 11”. She also set a new NSIC meet record and was conference champion in the hammer throw at 203’ 6” and was fourth at the Drake Relays in the hammer with a mark of 202’ 10” in a field that consisted of mainly Division I competitors. Fehringer, an All-American during the indoor season in the weight throw, also ranks 14th nationally in the shot put with a season-best mark of 47’ 9 ¼” and will compete in both events this weekend at the NCAA Division II Outdoor National Championships in Pueblo, Colorado (May 23-25).
Suckstorf is in his third season with the Wildcat program and led the WSC throwers to eight national qualifying spots, including three automatic marks, for this weekend’s Division II National Championships. He guided four qualifiers in the hammer throw (Fehringer, Mackenzie Masching, Lachel Milander and Emily Wells), and two each in the discus (Emily Wells and Sara Wells) and shot put (Fehringer and Sara Wells). Fehringer and Sara Wells were NSIC outdoor champions in the hammer throw and discus respectively. Suckstorf helped coach WSC throwers in sweeping five of the top six spots in the hammer throw at the NSIC Championships.