Three Earn Track Honors
(GPAC Release) Honors for the 2011 Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Indoor Track and Field Season have been announced.
The top Performances-of-the-Meet and the Coach-of-the-Year honors were voted on by the league coaches. GPAC Athlete-of-the-Year honors went to the highest individual point scorers in the meet. Also, the top eight individuals in each event are considered GPAC All-Conference performers.
Northwestern's Charity Miles has earned the Most Outstanding Performance-of-the-Meet for the Women, while Doane's B.J. Lawrence earned Most Outstanding Performance-of-the-Meet for the Men.
Miles earned the honor for her conference record performance in the 5,000 meters with a time of 17:23.02. She was one of four sub-18 minute runners in the highly competitive event. Miles came back later in the day to set a record in the 3,000 meters with a time of 10:05.69.
Lawrence clocked a record time of 20.99 in the 200 meters to earn the top performance honor in the meet. He also clocked a record in the 60 meters with a time of 6.64.
Miles and Lawrence set four the 15 meet records on the day in the GPAC Championships. Eleven track records, two field records, and the pentathlon/heptathlon scoring records were broke in the GPAC Championships.
Gene Brooks from Sioux Falls has been named the Hauff Mid-America Sports/GPAC Women's Coach-of-the-Year, while Ed Fye from Doane earned the Men's Indoor Track and Field Coach-of-the-Year honor.
Doane's Jillian Ourada was named the Hauff Mid-America Sports/GPAC Indoor Track and Field Women's Athlete-of-the-Year. She scored 28 points in the GPAC Championships for the Tigers. Concordia's Colin Morrissey was named the Hauff Mid-America Sports/GPAC Indoor Track and Field Men's Athlete-of-the-Year. He scored 26 points in the GPAC Championships for the Bulldogs.
The GPAC Indoor Track and Field Championships were held on Saturday, February 19, at the Bob Devaney Sports Center in Lincoln, Nebraska.