Tim Even Named Little East Conference Track Athlete of the Year
Even became the first Husky to be chosen as the top male track athlete in the conference circuit since Curtis Wheeler headlined the 2008 awards program. The senior co-captain made his debut at the 2012 NCAA Division III Men's and Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Claremont, Calif. this past spring, competing in the 1,500-meter run event. Even registered a time of three minutes, 58.90 seconds in his preliminary heat to finish 17th overall in the national field.
He established a new Southern Maine standard in 1,500-meter run at the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III Championship when he crossed the finish line at three minutes, 51.12 seconds. Even completed the regional race in sixth to garner All-ECAC honors. Two weeks earlier, he posted the fourth fastest time at the 2012 New England Division III Championship (3:53.17). Even also secured All-Little East recognition for his second place performance in the 1,500-meter run (3:56.61), helping the Huskies place second in the Little East team standings.
Rounding out the rest of the conference's annual major awards for mens' outdoor track and field, were Keene State College junior Glenn Guilmette (Kensington, N.H.) was named the Field Athlete of the Year. University of Massachusetts Boston swept the rookie awards program as freshman Kebba Nasso (Attleboro, Mass.) and classmate Carl Joseph (Brockton, Mass.) earned Rookie Track Athlete of the Year and Rookie Field Athlete of the Year, respectively. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's Steve Gardiner was tabbed as the Coach of the Year by his peers. Eastern Connecticut State University captured the Team Sportsmanship Award for the second-straight season to complete the 2012 edition of the major awards program.
2012 Little East Conference Major Awards
Track Athlete of the Year – Tim Even, University of Southern Maine
Field Athlete of the Year – Glenn Guilmette, Keene State College
Rookie Track Athlete of the Year – Kebba Nasso, UMass Boston
Rookie Field Athlete of the Year – Carl Joseph, UMass Boston
Coach of the Year – Steve Gardiner, UMass Dartmouth
Team Sportsmanship Award - Eastern Connecticut State University