TRINITY'S URBAN HIGHLIGHTS SOUTHERN COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC
CONFERENCE'S 15TH ANNIVERSARY MEN'S TRACK &
SUWANEE, Ga. - Trinity University's Jerheme Urban headlines an impressive list of 19 past standouts named to the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference's 15th Anniversary men's track and field team.
Urban, the league's only four time Athlete-of-the-Year selection, dominated SCAC track and field from 2000 to 2003. He posted four of the top seven individual point totals in the history of the conference meet, including a championships-high 50 points as a senior at the 2003 meet. Honored for his performances in the 400-meter hurdles as well as the triple jump, Urban earned a league-record 12 individual titles in six different events during his four-year reign in the SCAC, including four straight wins in the triple jump. He also won titles in the 400-meter hurdles (2002, 2003), long jump (2001, 2003), javelin (2002, 2003), 400 meters (2001) and 100 meters (2003). He still holds the conference record for the triple jump (47 feet, 8 inches) - recorded at the 2003 championships. Now a wide receiver with the Seattle Seahawks, Urban was also selected to the all-anniversary football team.
Also making the 15th anniversary track and field team were Kevin Chapman, Kris Garrett and Ryan New of Centre College, Simon Flory, Eric Fruth, Shawn Odle, Colin Smith and Graham Wellman of DePauw University, Nathan Briesmeister of Oglethorpe University, Tim Barkley, Jimmie Glorioso and Mike Wottle of Rhodes College, Andrew Schipper of Rose-Hulman Institue of Technology, Jeb Bridges and Shann Williams of Sewanee: The University of the South and Kels Farmer, Don Moody and Thomas Pillow of Trinity.
Centre's Chapman was honored for his efforts in the 200 meters. From 1998-2000, nobody beat Chapman in either the 100 or 200 meters at the SCAC championships as he earned six individual titles during that three-year span. His 21.75 in the 200 at the 1999 championships remains the third-fastest time in conference history. Garrett was selected to the all-anniversary team for his performance in the long jump, an event he won four consecutive years from 1993 to 1996. The former Colonel was also chosen to the all-anniversary football team. New, the 2004 SCAC Athlete-of-the-Year, received an anniversary team nod for the 400 meters, an event he won that same year by posting the third-fastest time (48.79) in the history of conference competition. He posted 29 points at the 2004 meet - the 10th most points by an individual at one championship - as Centre fell just one point short of its first team title in the SCAC era.
DePauw's Flory dominated the 3,000-meter steeplechase, winning the event at four straight conference meets (2001-2004). He owns the top two times in the history of the event, including a conference meet record of 9:15.30 run at the 2002 championships at Rhodes College. An eighth-place finish at the 2004 NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships earned Flory all-America honors in the 3000-meter steeplechase. Fruth, who was honored for his performance in the 1,500 meters, won five individual titles during his conference meet career, including three-straight 1,500 wins from 2000-2002. His time of 4:00.54 at the 2002 SCAC championships is the second-fastest 1,500-meter run in the history of the conference meet. He capped his career with all-America performances at both the 5,000 and 10,000-meter runs at the 2002 NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships with fifth-place finishes in each. Odle posted wins in the 110-meter hurdles at four straight SCAC championships (1999-2002), including the second (14.97 - 2001) and third (15.10 - 2002) fastest times in conference meet history. Smith earned victories in the discus for three consecutive conference meets (1999-2001) and owns three of the top four tosses in league history. A two-time all-American, Smith set the SCAC record in the discus at the 1999 championships with a throw of 168 feet, 11 inches. He also posted a win in the shot put in 2000 to give him four career conference meet individual titles. Wellman, honored for his efforts in the 5,000 meters, won three straight individual titles in the event (2003-2005), which included a conference-meet record time of 14:52.21 at last year's championships at Rhodes. It was the first sub-15 minute time in the history of the SCAC meet. He went on to post a fifth-place finish in the 5,000 at the 2005 NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships to earn all-America honors. With victories in 2004 and 2005 in the 10,000 meters, Wellman ended his career with five conference meet titles. The all-anniversary honors are the second this year for Flory, Fruth and Wellman who were each named to the 15th anniversary cross country team this past September.
Oglethorpe's Briesmeister posted back-to-back victories in the high jump at the 1993 and 1994 SCAC Championships to earn all-anniversary honors. He cleared 6'6" at the 1994 meet which is tied for the third-best jump in conference meet history.
Barkley of Rhodes also earned recognition for the high jump - posting the two best jumps in conference meet history. He won the 1998 event with a jump of 6 feet, 8 inches and went on to earn All-American honors that same season. The following season, Barkley set a new league record with a leap of 6 feet, 10 and 3/4 inches at the 1999 championships. Glorioso won four straight conference titles (1994-1997) in the javelin to earn his way onto the all-anniversary team. Also an All-SCAC quarterback on Rhodes' football team, Glorioso still holds the league meet record for the javelin toss with a heave of 196 feet, 9 inches. Wottle, a three-time SCAC Athlete-of-the-Year (co-1996, 1998, 1999) earned all-anniversary recognition for his performances in the 10,000 meters - an event he won in 1996 and 1998. He was also victorious in back-to-back years in both the 5,000 meters and the 3,000-meter steeplechase - sweeping the events in 1998 and 1999 - to give him six career conference event titles. Wottle was also named to the 15th anniversary cross country team.
Schipper of Rose-Hulman won three conference pole vault titles (2000, 2001, 2003) and finished second in 2002. He is the only three-time SCAC pole vault champion and earned all-America honors in 2000, 2001 and 2003. During his career, Schipper finished second at the 2000 NCAA Division III Outdoor Nationals, third at the 2001 Indoors, fourth at the 2001 Outdoors, fifth at the 2002 Indoors and second at the 2003 Indoors to become Rose-Hulman's only five-time all-American.
Sewanee's Bridges won the 800 meters in back-to-back seasons (1995, 1996) and remains the only runner in the history of the SCAC Championships to win the event more than once. He book-ended those titles with second-place finishes in 1994 and 1997. Williams received a nod to the all-anniversary team for his performance in the discus. He won the event three times (1993, 1995, 1996) and finished second another during his four-year career on the Mountain.
Farmer of Trinity was honored on the all-anniversary team for winning three straight shot put competitions at the SCAC championships (1997-1999). He owns the top two distances in the event, including a conference record toss of 52 feet, 1 and 1/2 inches at the 1999 meet. Moody earned an anniversary team nod for the 100 meters. As a senior in 1997, Moody capped his career by guiding Trinity to its first-ever SCAC men's title and he was honored as the league's Athlete-of-the-Year. The only four-time winner of the 100 meters in the history of the conference championships, Moody also won the 200 meters three times in his career - giving him seven total individual conference meet titles. Pillow received an all-anniversary nod for his efforts in the 10,000-meter run. The former Tiger, after finishing second in the event as a freshman and sophomore, took home the gold as a junior and senior (1999 and 2000). Pillow was also selected to the 15th anniversary cross country team.
The Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference will be announcing 15th Anniversary teams in all 18 sports during the 2005-06 academic year. The SCAC was formed in 1991 after a reorganization of its predecessor, the College Athletic Conference (CAC). The CAC dates to 1962 with four charter members: Centre College, Southwestern @ Memphis (now Rhodes College), Sewanee-The University of the South, and Washington & Lee (Va.) University. Washington (Mo.) University joined the CAC later that same year.
The SCAC was formed to provide an association through which the member institutions may encourage organized competition in intercollegiate sports among teams representative of their respective student bodies. Members of this conference share a commitment to priority of the overall quality of academic standards and quality educational experiences.
The SCAC's 15th Anniversary teams were selected in each sport through balloting by present coaches and administrators. Athletes who participated in conference competition between the fall of 1991 through the spring of 2005 and had been named to at least two All-SCAC teams were eligible for selection.
15th Anniversary Team
|SCAC Championship Event Finishes|
|100 Meters||Don Moody, Trinity||1st||1st||1st||1st#|
|200 Meters||Kevin Chapman, Centre||2nd||1st||1st||1st|
|400 Meters||Ryan New, Centre||3rd||2nd||1st#|
|800 Meters||Jeb Bridges, Sewanee||2nd||1st||1st||2nd|
|1,500 Meters||Eric Fruth, DePauw||1st||1st||1st|
|5,000 Meters||Graham Wellman, DePauw||1st||1st||1st|
|10,000 Meters||*Thomas Pillow, Trinity||2nd||2nd||1st||1st|
|10,000 Meters||*Mike Wottle, Rhodes||1st#||1st#||2nd#|
|3,000 Steeple||Simon Flory, DePauw||1st||1st||1st||1st|
|110 Hurdles||Shawn Odle, DePauw||1st||1st||1st||1st|
|400 Hurdles||Jerheme Urban, Trinity||1st#||1st#|
|Shot Put||Kels Farmer, Trinity||1st||1st||1st||3rd|
|Long Jump||Kris Garrett, Centre||1st||1st||1st||1st|
|Javelin||Jimmie Glorioso, Rhodes||1st||1st||1st||1st|
|Triple Jump||Jerheme Urban, Trinity||1st#||1st#||1st#||1st#|
|Discus||*Colin Smith, DePauw||1st||1st||1st|
|Discus||*Shann Williams, Sewanee||1st||2nd||1st||1st|
|High Jump||*Nathan Briesemeister, O'thorpe||1st||1st|
|High Jump||*Tim Barkley, Rhodes||1st||1st|
|Pole Vault||Andrew Schipper, Rose-Hulman||1st||1st||2nd||1st|
*Tied in voting at that event selection