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2017 GPAC Outdoor Track and Field Honors Announced
Outdoor Track Combined - Thu, May 11, 2017

(Sioux City, Iowa) – Honors for the 2017 Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Outdoor Track and Field Season have been announced.

The top Track and Field 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. 

The Outstanding Performances -of-the-Meet were voted on by the league coaches and are as follows:

Women's Track Performance – Miranda Velgersdyk, Dordt – 400 Meters (54.65)

Women's Field Performance – Anna Megenhardt, Hastings – Pole Vault (12-08.75)

Men's Track Performance – Northwestern 4x800 Relay (7:40.06) (Tanner Goetsch, Hans Ep, Tim Rose, and Peter Hollinger)

Men's Field Performance – Zach Lurz, Concordia – Hammer Throw (202-01)

Shantinique Cunningham from Hastings and Lucas Wiechman from Concordia were named the Hauff Mid-America Sports GPAC Outdoor Track and Field Outstanding Athletes-of-the-Year. Cunningham scored 33.50 points for Hastings, while Wiechman scored 43.75 points for Concordia.

Ed Fye from Doane has been named the Hauff Mid-America Sports/GPAC Women's and Men's Coach-of-the-Year.  The Tigers won the women's and men's titles on Saturday. 

There was one meet record tied over the two days in the GPAC Championships (including combined event records):

Women's 4x100 Relay, Doane (47.00) (Rachel Bramhall, Alyssa Duval, Jordan Wietzki, and Kaitlin Bradley)

Final Results: HERE

The GPAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Presented by Cypress Risk Management, were held on Friday and Saturday, May 5-6 at the Heedum Field/Memorial Stadium in Fremont, Nebraska.  The 2017 Championship was hosted by Midland University.

The top eight in each event and top three relays are considered GPAC All-Conference for Indoor Track and Field.