Junior Adam Togami was named the North Coast Athletic Conference Men's Distance Runner of the Week for his performance Saturday at the Drake Relays.
Togami finished ninth overall in the 3,000-meter steeplechase among a field comprised of some of the top NCAA Division I, II, and III competitors in the nation. His time of 9:09.43 is the third-quickest in the nation in DIII.
Togami and the rest of his teammates will compete at the 2015 North Coast Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships this Friday and Saturday at Ohio Wesleyan University. The Little Giants are the early favorites to win their fifth consecutive title, matching five straight indoor championship victories (2011-2015). A fifth straight title would match the conference-best runs by Allegheny (2003-2007) and Denison (1985-1989). Wabash received all nine first-place votes for a total of 81 points from the men's head coaches in the pre-championship poll released Monday evening. Ohio Wesleyan was picked to finish second (72 points) followed by Wittenberg (62), DePauw (47), Oberlin (45), Allegheny (42), Denison (27), Wooster (16), and Kenyon (13).