|McLean, Sprecher Honored BY CAA Coaches|
WILMINGTON, North Carolina – UNCW freshman Brandon McLean and long-time head coach Jim Sprecher were named Colonial Athletic Association Rookie and Coach-of-the-Year, respectively, in a vote of the league’s coaches.
McLean became UNCW’s first Rookie-of-the-Year after totaling 28 points at the conference championship earlier in the spring. The sprinter from Erwin, N.C., won the 100 meters with a time of 10.61 seconds and later in the meet added a second-place finish in the 200 meters (21.65). McLean helped the Seahawks to a sweep of the relays when he anchored the winning 4x100 relay (41.49).
Sprecher was honored at the Coach-of-the-Year for the eighth time after guiding the Seahawks to their 11th conference title and first since 2009. UNCW won seven individual event titles and became the third school to win all four relays at the CAA Championships and first since 2003.
The CAA also released its all-conference honors, based up on the results at the CAA Championships.
100m: Brandon McLean (UNCW), Cameron Walton (UNCW)
200m: Brandon McLean (UNCW)
400m: Cody Love (UNCW), Trip Foreman (UNCW)
800m: Dylan Skinner (UNCW), Tommy Schotzinger (UNCW)
110m hurdles: Matthew Foster (UNCW), Hezekiah Ward (UNCW), Anthony Colon (UNCW)
400m hurdles: Cody Love (UNCW), Hezekiah Ward (UNCW), Matthew Foster (UNCW)
4x100m relay: UNCW (Johnathan Nixon, Cameron Shaw, Cameron Walton, Brandon McLean)
4x400m relay: UNCW (Trip Foreman, Dylan Skinner, Jamar Collins-Hall, Cody Love)
High Jump: Cameron Walton (UNCW), Chase Johanson (UNCW)
Pole Vault: Andrew Jung (UNCW)
Long Jump: Cameron Walton (UNCW), Nathan Chronister (UNCW), Trey Jones (UNCW)
Triple Jump: Cameron Walton (UNCW), Aerial Chatman (UNCW)
Shot Put: Nick Greyno (UNCW)
Javelin: Daniel Caffrey (UNCW)
Decathlon: Caleb Mathis (UNCW)
100m: Maleena Reid (UNCW)
200m: Maleena Reid (UNCW)
4x100m relay: UNCW (Gabriella Robinson, Maleena Reid, Sarah Whitman, Hailey Blackburn)
4x400m relay: UNCW (Alyssa Omile, Maleena Reid, Hailey Blackburn, Sarah Whitman)
High Jump: Margaret Edwards (UNCW), Sarah Watts (UNCW)
Hammer: DN Cherry (UNCW)