Honors for the 2013 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.
Briana Vander Woude from Dordt has earned the Most Outstanding Performance-of-the-Meet for the Women, while Monte Larsen from Morningside earned Most Outstanding Performance-of-the-Meet for the Men. Vander Woude posted a record setting performance in the pentathlon with 3652 points. Larsen earns the honor with a record time of 1:19.20 in the 600 meters.
Ed Fye from Doane has been named the Hauff Mid-America Sports/GPAC Women's Coach-of-the-Year, while Ed Fye from Doane and Dave Nash from Morningside earned the Men's Indoor Track and Field Co-Coach-of-the-Year honors.
Dordt's Vander Woude was named the Hauff Mid-America Sports/GPAC Indoor Track and Field Women's Athlete-of-the-Year. She scored 44 points in the GPAC Championships for the Defenders. Morningside's Larsen was named the Hauff Mid-America Sports/GPAC Indoor Track and Field Men's Athlete-of-the-Year. He scored 23.75 points in the GPAC Championships for the Mustangs.
Eight records were broken in the GPAC Championships for 2013:
Men's 600 - Monte Larsen, Morningside - 1:19.20 (Performance of the Meet)
Men's Shot Put - Zack Lindsley, Doane – 58-05.25
Men's Heptathlon - Rob Keeney, Doane - 5296 points
Women's 200- Neeia Cooperwood, Morningside - 24.72
Women's 400 - Sandrae Farquharson, Doane - 56.31
Women's 600 - Jessa Sughroue, Doane - 1:35.24
Women's 4x800 - Doane - 9:30.68
Women's Pentathlon - Briana Vander Woude, Dordt - 3652 points (Performance of the Meet)
The GPAC Indoor Track and Field Championships were held on Saturday, February 16, at the Bob Devaney Sports Center in Lincoln, Nebraska. Friday and Saturday's (February 15 and 16) combined events were in Crete, Nebraska, at Doane College. The top eight in each event and top three relays are considered GPAC All-Conference for Indoor Track and Field.
FINAL RESULTS FROM THE 2013 GPAC INTF CHAMPIONSHIPS
Picture courtesy of Nick Buth, Sioux City