LANCASTER, Pa. – The Centennial Conference (CC) is celebrating 25 years as one of the elite small college athletic conferences in the country with the announcement of its Silver Anniversary teams, highlighting the best of the best over our first quarter-century.
For inclusion on a Silver Anniversary team, a student must have a degree from one of the Conference institutions and met one of the following qualifications:
• 3-time or 4-time first-team All-Centennial performer
• 2-time Centennial Conference Player of the Year
• 1st team All-America AND 2-time first-team All-Centennial performer
• 2-time All-America (1st, 2nd or 3rd team)
For individual sports such as swimming and track and field, the accomplishments must have occurred in the same event.
Fifty-one athletes were named to the Silver Anniversary team in men's outdoor track and field.
Among those honorees was the Green Terror's Carl Von Tobel '96, Donte Abron '98, David Hose '02, Ifeanyi Ani '03 and Broderick Maybank '06.
Von Tobel was a three-time champion in the javelin in 1994, 1995 and 1996. He was also a three-time All-American the same years, including winning the national championship in 1995.
Abron won the conference title in the 100 meters in 1995 and 1997. He also won the 1995 triple jump crown and the 200 meters and long jump in 1997 to earn Most Outstanding Performer of the Meet both years.
Hose won the conference championship in the shot put in 2000, 2001 and 2002. He also won the discus in 2001.
Ani was a three-time triple jump champion, winning the conference crown in 2000, 2001 and 2002. He also won the long jump in 2000 and 2002.
Maybank was a three-time conference winner in the long jump in 2004, 2005 and 2006. He also won the triple jump in 2004, 2005 and 2006. He also an All-American in the long jump (2004, 2005, 2006), including winning the 2004 national title, and triple jump (2006). He was also the CC Outstanding Field Performer of the Meet in 2006.
The purpose of the Centennial Conference is to provide for athletic competition among institutions that share high academic aspirations and are committed to the importance of the total educational experience for students engaged in sports. Its full-time members include Bryn Mawr, Dickinson, Franklin & Marshall, Gettysburg, Haverford, McDaniel, Muhlenberg, Swarthmore, Ursinus and Washington Colleges, along with Johns Hopkins University.
The Conference was founded in 1981 as the Centennial Football Conference and began competition as an all-sports conference in the fall of 1993. The Conference crowns champions in 24 sports.