GREENSBORO, North Carolina - Wilmington College men's track & field sophomore Simon Heys placed 13th in the 10,000-meter run at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field National Championships on Thursday evening.
Heys, a Wilmington High School alumnus, crossed the finish line of the distance event in 31.18.80, beating out Alex Glavin of Johns Hopkins University (Maryland) by just under two seconds. Jared Pangallozzi, also of Johns Hopkins, won the individual national championship with a time of 29.55.42.
Simon [Heys] has been great all year, especially given this is really his freshman season in outdoor because he didn't have a season last year [due to the COVID-19 pandemic], Head Coach Ron Combs said. "I think that he will really benefit from this experience moving forward because now he knows he can run with the best in the country."
Heys was one of four Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) individuals to run in the event. Alex Phillip and Jamie Dailey of John Carroll University took home fifth and seventh place respectively to earn All-American honors while Hunter Moore of Otterbein University placed 16th.