Two members of the University of Wisconsin men's track and field team earned regional honors from the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
Chris Solinsky was named the Great Lakes Region Men's Track Athlete of the Year while Ed Nuttycombe was named the region's Coach of the Year.
Solinsky, a senior from Stevens Point, Wis., leads the list of qualifiers to this weekend's NCAA Indoor Championships in the 3,000 meters and 5,000 meters.
The two-time defending NCAA indoor champion at 3,000 meters, Solinsky won the 2007 Big Ten indoor title at 3,000 meters. He also ran the 1,600-meter leg on the Badgers' distance medley relay that qualified for the indoor national meet.
Nuttycombe earns his seventh regional coach of the year honor from the USTFCCCA. He led the UW to the 2007 Big Ten title, the team's seventh consecutive championship. The streak tied a conference record for consecutive titles, set by Michigan from 1934-40. The championship was also the second of Nuttycombe's coaching career, which ties a record for the most league track titles won by a single coach.