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Men's Indoor Track & Field Athlete of the Week - No. 1

January 16, 2013
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By Travis Rae, Communications and Sports Information Intern

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Zack Lindsley of Doane (Neb.) has been named NAIA National Men's Indoor Field Athlete of the Week and Cordell Baker of Oklahoma Baptist has been tabbed as the NAIA National Men's Indoor Track Athlete of the Week, the national office announced Wednesday. Lindsley and Baker were selected based on their performances from Jan. 7 - 13.

Lindsley, a senior and Columbus, Neb., native, won the weight throw at the Holiday Inn Invitational hosted by NCAA Division I Nebraska on Jan. 11. He recorded a throw of 18.15 meters (59-6 ¾). Lindsley continued his strong weekend the next day at the Scott Nisely Memorial Classic hosted by Doane as he took home first place in the weight throw as his throw measured 19.53 meters (64-1). His weight throw was nine feet better than second place. Lindsely also competed in shot put, where he finished second with a distance of 16.06 meters (52-8 ¼). Lindsley hit the NAIA "A" Qualifying Standard with each of his three throws this past week.

Baker, a native of Sapulpa, Okla., met the qualifying standard in the one-mile run at the Cordell BakerWichita State Herm Wilson Invitational on Jan. 10. Baker clocked a time of 4:19.02 to take home first.

The next Athletes of the Week announcement will be on Jan. 23. For the complete Athlete of the week calendar, click here.

Field Nominees: Andy Peffer, Oklahoma Baptist; Austin Krohn, Morningside (Iowa); Bo Johnson, Concordia (Ore.); Ryan Lucas, Siena Heights (Mich.); Ryan Gimbel, Dakota State (S.D.); Chris King, Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.); Brittany Green, Cornerstone (Mich.); Jalen Wilson, William Penn (Iowa); Allen Clark, Grand View (Iowa); Dilan Simmons, Central Methodist (Mo.); Augustus Cowan, Briar Cliff (Iowa).

Track Nominees: Alex Blehm, Davenport (Mich.); Monte Larsen, Morningside (Iowa); Colin Swanagan, Bacone (Okla.); Taylor Adrian, Concordia (Ore.); Calvin Sullins, Siena Heights (Mich.); Taylor Whitmore, Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.); Alex Edwards, William Penn (Iowa); Blake Campbell, Mount Mercy (Iowa); Wes Hammer, Grand View (Iowa); Bryan Groeper, Central Methodist (Mo.); Jeffery Josephs, Wayland Baptist (Texas); Caleb Franklin, Midland (Neb.); Kyle Heidebrink, Northwestern (Iowa).

2013 Men's Indoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week (Field; Track)
Week 1:
Zack Lindsley, Doane (Neb.); Cordell Baker, Oklahoma Baptist