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Lawrence Races to GPAC Honor

Lawrence Races to GPAC Honor

The Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) and Hauff Mid-America Sports are proud to announce the following men's outdoor track & field athletes-of-the-week for April 11 - April 17, 2011. Hauff Mid-America Sports is the presenting sponsor of the 2010-2011 GPAC players-of-the-week and players and coaches-of-the-year awards program.

Hauff Mid-America Sports/GPAC Men's Outdoor Track & Field
Track Events - Brijesh (B.J.) Lawrence, Doane

Doane's B.J. Lawrence is the track athlete-of-the-week. Lawrence, a sophomore from Omaha, Nebraska, set the school record in the 100m dash, breaking the mark he set two weeks ago in his first outdoor meet as a Doane Tiger. He hit two individual NAIA automatic qualifying marks and leads the NAIA in the 100m and 200m dashes. He also anchored the 4x100m relay team that also posted a NAIA automatic time. Lawrence was named NAIA Track Athlete-of-the-Week as well for his performance.

Field Events - Ben Zuch, Midland
Midland's Ben Zuch is the field athlete-of-the-week. Zuch, a senior from Fremont, Nebraska, cleared 6'11 3/4" this week in the high jump competition at the Jim Duncan Invite held in Des Moines, Iowa. This impressive mark places him .25" shy of first place in the NAIA performance list and just .50" off of his Indoor National Championship jump. Zuch will continue competition at the Doane Relays on April 22-23 held in Crete, Nebraska.