Malone University's Duke Taylor received All-Midwest Region accolades from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
Taylor was recognized in the discus. He has qualified for the upcoming NCAA Division II National Championship Meet that will be held in Bradenton, Florida May 25-27.
Taylor, from East Canton, is a four-time USTFCCCA All-Region honoree in the discus and will be making his fourth straight appearance at the NCAA Division II Outdoor National Championship Meet.
Following a historic indoor season in which he was named the G-MAC Field Athlete of the Year and became Malone's first NCAA Indoor Track & Field All-American with an eighth-place finish in the weight throw, Taylor continued to put together remarkable performances throughout the outdoor campaign.
He earned the conference's Athlete of the Week distinction on three separate occasions during the outdoor season and was tabbed as the Field Athlete of the Year at the G-MAC Outdoor Championships after winning both the discus and hammer throw events and placing second in the shot put.
In the G-MAC record book, Taylor owns the top six marks in both the hammer throw and the discus. He set the Pioneer hammer throw record last season with a heave of 193' 3" and is second all-time at Malone in discus, having just launched a personal record toss of 185' 9" last week at a meet hosted by Grand Valley State University.
Taylor earned Division II All-American accolades in the discus last May with a third-place showing at the National Championship Meet. This year, he owns the third-best discus mark among National qualifiers and will be aiming to become the first three-time NCAA All-American in Malone Athletics history. The men's discus competition is slated to be held at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 26.