GRINNELL, Iowa – The Midwest Conference (MWC) announced today that Knox College track & field athlete Charles Broomfield is the 2022 Midwest Conference Men's and Mixed Athlete of the Year.
Awarded to one student-athlete representing men’s and mixed sports, the MWC Athlete of the Year award honors graduating student-athletes for their exceptional achievements in athletics, academics, leadership, and community service.
Broomfield was named the Outstanding Field Performer at both the 2022 Indoor and 2022 Outdoor Midwest Conference Track and Field Championships. He earned first place finishes in the shot put and weight throw at the Indoor Championships and first place in the discus and shot put at the Outdoor Championships.
Over his career, Broomfield finished in the top-5 at the MWC Indoor or Outdoor Championships a total of 10 times. He was also named to the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Region Team in the Weight Throw after the 2022 Indoor Season.
Broomfield owns the Knox record in the Indoor Weight Throw at 57’ 5.5” and the Outdoor record in the Hammer at 160’ 11”.
Broomfield also excelled in the classroom and was named the MWC Elite 20 Award Recipient at the 2020 MWC Indoor Championships, the 2021 Outdoor Championships, and the 2022 Indoor Championships. The Elite 20 Award goes to the individual attending the championships with the highest overall GPA.
Broomfield made the Knox College Dean’s List all four years and was also on the MWC Academic All-Conference Team each year. In 2021, he was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. He spent two years on the Knox College Union Board and was also a Resident Assistant.
Broomfield was also chosen for prestigious internships at two Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDC), Argonne National Laboratory and The MITRE Corporation.
Broomfield will be the league’s nominee for the Division III Commissioners Association (DIIICA) Student Athlete of the Year Program.
The DIIICA will announce its regional selections on Friday, July 22 via press release, and the Student Athletes of the Year on Monday, August 15.