CEDARVILLE — Tommy Ansiel and Trent Classen have been recognized as NCAA Division II All-Americans by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) for the 2018 outdoor track & field season.
Both student athletes earned second-team honors. Ansiel earned the honor in the pole vault while Classen was chosen in the 3,000-meter steeplechase.
The USTFCCCA honors the top eight finishers in individual events as first team All-Americans. The ninth- through 12th-place finishers are second-team selections.
Ansiel, a freshman from Warrenville, Ill., cleared a season-best 16 feet, 9.5 inches to win the Great Midwest Athletic Conference Outdoor Championship. He placed 11th at the NCAA Division II Championship with a mark of 16-0.
Classen, a sophomore from Lexington, Ky., posted a career-best 9:02.12 to win the G-MAC Championship. He finished 10th in the NCAA at 9:13.85.
The Yellow Jacket twosome are just the second and third NCAA All-Americans Cedarville University has ever had in outdoor track & field since joining Division II.
Xenia native Daniel Michalski made the list in both 2016 and 2017.
Story courtesy of Cedarville University Athletics, yellowjackets.cedarville.edu .