The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) named Dane Tobey of Nebraska at Kearney as the men’s National Division II Field Athletes of the Year for the 2010 outdoor season. The winners are chosen by a vote of the nation’s Division II head coaches.
In 2010, Tobey won the national championship in the shot put by over three feet with a third-round, school-best toss of 62-7.25. Tobey also ended the season as the divisional leader in the discus, achieving a school-record mark of 186-10 in early May. At the NCAA meet, he finished ninth in the event.
Tobey also was the RMAC Champion in the discus and shot as well as the Drake Relays College Division shot champion. This summer, Tobey will compete in the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships on June 23-27 at Drake (Des Moines, Ia.).