Honors for the 2013 Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Outdoor Track and Field Season have been announced.
Morningside's Neeia Cooperwood was named the Hauff Mid-America Sports/GPAC Women's Outdoor Track and Field Athlete-of-the-Year. Cooperwood scored 37 points in the GPAC Championships for the Mustangs. Doane's Zack Lindsley was named the Hauff Mid-America Sports/GPAC Men's Outdoor Track and Field Athlete-of-the-Year. Lindsley scored 30 points in the GPAC Championships for the Tigers.
Doane's Erin DeVries was awarded the Women's Top Performance-of-the-Meet for her record setting performance in the heptathlon. She broke the GPAC record with a point total of 4482 over the seven events in two days. DeVries set the lone women's record for the GPAC Championships. She also placed in two other events for the Tigers. Morningside's Monte Larsen was awarded the Men's Top Performance-of-the-Meet for his time of 53.56 in the 400 meter hurdles. The performance came just 30 minutes after he won the 800 meters.
Ed Fye, head coach from Doane, was named the Hauff Mid-America Sports/GPAC Women's Coach-of-the-Year. Men's Track and Field Coach-of-the-Year honors also went to Ed Fye from Doane College. Doane College swept the GPAC team titles for 2013. Each team scored 198.50 points to claim their respective championships.
The top-eight in each event at the GPAC Track and Field Championships are considered All-Conference.
The 2013 GPAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships were held in Seward, Nebraska, at Concordia University.