Highland Men's Track Team Earns Academic Honorpublished August 13, 2012
Highland Men's Track and Field Team Earns Academic Honor
The men's track and field team at Highland Community College was honored by the National Junior College Track and Field Coaches Association as "Academic Team of the Year" for 2012. The men finished fifth in the NJCAA in team GPA with a cumulative total of 3.49 on a 4.0 scale. In addition, six men on the Highland squad received the designation of Coaches Association Academic All-Americans: Ruben Torrez (Dayton, NV) 4.00, Chris McClaskey (Horton) 4.00, Zachary McCarter (Maryville) 4.00, Ben Blecha (Pawnee City, NE) 3.86, David Keach (Neodesha) 3.58, and Derek Wright (McLouth, KS) 3.40.