Hastings College places fourth in USTFCCCA NAIA Women’s Program of the Year rankings

Published: Jun. 14, 2022 at 10:01 PM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS, La. (Press Release) - The 2021-22 NAIA Program of the Year winners were announced on Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

Hastings College placed fourth in the women’s rankings with 29 total points after a 19th place national finish in cross country, fourth in indoor track and sixth in outdoor track.

Saint Mary (Kan.) earned its second-consecutive men’s honor, which is named after Jack Hazen, while St. Francis (Ill.) won its first-ever women’s award, named after Fred Beile.

The namesakes of these awards had legendary success at the NAIA level: the Hazen-led men at Malone University won four team titles at the NAIA Cross Country Championships, including three in a row from 2007 to 2009, as well as recording 35 top-10 NAIA national finishes; Beile guided Doane (Neb.)’s women to a pair of team titles at the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, more than 250 All-America honors and numerous conference championships.

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