MARION, Ind. - The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) is proud to announce the 2012 NAIA Men's Outdoor Track and Field All-American Team. All-American honors are awarded to the top eight individuals in each event and all four runners in the top eight relay teams. These awards were given out at the 61st Annual NAIA Men's Outdoor Track & Field National Championships on the campus of Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Ind. The event was contested from May 24-26.
Andy Coy captured a fourth-place finish in the men's 1500-meter run finals on May 26. A junior from Hill City, S.D. ran a school record-time of three minutes and 47.66 seconds, previously set by former NAIA All-American Tyler Van Peursem (3:50.70 in 2009). Coy's time was the second fastest 1500-meter run by an athlete at any South Dakota college, second only to Jake Schneller from South Dakota State who ran 3:47.33 this year. In addition, Coy's time was less than five seconds off the 2012 Olympic Trails 'B' Standard of 3:43.00.
Coy earned his fifth overall NAIA All-American honor in his career at Dakota State University. Last April, he was chosen as DSU Athletics' most outstanding male athlete of the year.
Andy is the son of Rusty and Cindy Coy of Hill City, S.D. He is majoring in Biology at DSU.
Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director