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Little Giants win 9th NCAC Outdoor T&F title


The motto for Wabash College’s Track and Field is ‘Men of Wabash Nothing Breaks Us’. That motto proved true as the Little Giants claimed their third straight NCAC Outdoor Track and Field title back on May 6 at Oberlin College

Wabash tallied 171 points to surge past second place Denison who ended with 132.5.

The conference title is the 17th overall track and field crown for the Little Giants since they joined the NCAC back in 2000.

Wabash coach Clyde Morgan, who puts culture over everything continues to build a dyansty with the Little Giants talked about adding another trophy to their already massive collection.

“If you put culture above everything, you’re always going to win,” Morgan said. “We don’t shy away about talking about adversity and teach these guys how to be uncomfortable. When you have the culture that we do, it shows up in tough competition.”

In addtition to the on the field success that the Little Giants had, coach Morgan and his entire coaching staff was awarded with the coaching staff of the year by the NCAC. It was Morgan who decided a few years ago that he was going to bring his entire coaching staff with him so they could be recognized and honored for their hard work.

“I didn’t like the singular coach of the year award, so I just started to bring my staff up there,” Morgan said. “It’s not just me who does everything, these guys work extremely hard. There’s not too many sports where it’s just one person who does everything. We have great men of character whose coaching our guys. They take care of our athletes on and off the track and that’s what I love about them the most.”

The 17th overall title for the Little Giants may make people wonder how on earth does Wabash keep doing it? For Morgan the answer is pretty simple.

“It goes back to our support staff,” he said. “Our athletic directors, deans, trainers, all of them have played a part in this. It also goes back to our coaching staff. They push me and I push them and we accept it. There aren’t any egos with our team. We’ve let some guys go who don’t put the team first.”

The Little Giants had many men earn All NCAC honors. Senior Max Bigler, Jake Oostman, Kam Ferguson, Reis Thomas, Luke Bender, Brandon English, Leo Warbington, Jose Franco, Keith Abramson, Brayden Curnutt, and the 4x400 relay team all earned all-conference for placing in the top three of their respective events.

With the ‘culture over everything’ philosophy, it doens’t seem as if the Little Giants have plans of slowing down anytime soon