Milwaukee Takes Three League Awards
May 16, 2012
MILWAUKEE - Freshmen Lauren Grant and Aaron Dillon were both named Horizon League Newcomers of the Year and head coach Pete Corfeld was named Coach of the Year for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee track & field teams, the league office announced Wednesday morning.
The awards were decided by league coaches following last week's outdoor championships.
Grant was named the Women's Track Newcomer of the Year after winning the 400m at the league championships, finishing in 56.50 seconds, the sixth-fastest time in UWM history.
Dillon, who was the Men's Field Newcomer of the Year at the indoor championships, repeated the award after scoring in an outstanding four events for the Panthers. The Milwaukee native won the triple jump, finished runner-up in the 110m hurdles with the fourth-fastest time in Panther history (14.54), and took third in both the high jump and long jump.
This marks the 25th time Milwaukee has earned a Newcomer of the Year award since 2000, by far the most of any Horizon League school in that time.
"Potential is something we've always tried to look for at Milwaukee, not just in sports but in all aspects," Corfeld said. "It's something we're very proud in being able to bring that potential out of individuals and help them realize the talent they have."
Corfeld was named Coach of the Year on the men's side after the team won its ninth-straight outdoor championship and its unprecedented 18th-consecutive overall league title. That mark stands as the longest active streak in the nation. This is Corfeld's 47th Coach of the Year honor.