April 16, 2014
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Matthew Clowes of Concordia (Ore.) has been selected as the NAIA National Men’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week and Wayne Northover of Wayland Baptist (Texas) has been named the NAIA National Men’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week, the national office announced Wednesday. Clowes and Northover were selected based on their performances from April 7-13.
Clowes, a junior from Stoke-on-Trent, England, won the 1,500 meters at the Western Oregon John Knight Twilight on April 12 in Monmouth, Ore. While he outpaced the 24-man field to win the event by more than seven seconds over Cavalier teammate Brad Prettyman, the more impressive feat was Clowes’ time of 3:44.14. The mark shattered Concordia’s school record by more than five seconds and was also good for the meet and facility records. Within the NAIA, Clowes now holds a four-second lead on Lewis-Clark State’s Sam Atkin (3:48.41) in the event this season.
Northover, a junior from Kingston, Jamaica, posted this year’s NAIA-best marks in the long jump and triple jump at the Abilene Christian Wes Kittley Invitational on April 12 in Abilene, Texas. His long jump of 7.66 meters (25’ 1.5”) was good for second place behind Jerome Wilson of NCAA Division I Texas Tech. His triple jump of 15.40 meters (50’ 6.25”) was third behind unattached competitor and NCAA Division I Abilene Christian (Texas) alum Idiato Jeremiah and Elton Walcott of NJCAA South Plains (Texas). Both of Northover’s jumps were more than a foot better than the previous NAIA-best mark this season.
Northover’s selection as the NAIA National Men’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week breaks a streak of four-straight Concordia Cavaliers to earn the honor. However, with Clowes' selection as the NAIA National Men’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week, the Cavaliers have now had an award winner in each of the first five weeks of the season.
For the complete Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week calendar, click here.
Track Nominees: Cameron Hampton, Missouri Baptist; Tommy Skosky, Columbia (Mo.); Gabriel Dos Santos, William Woods (Mo.); Roderick Bowman, Tennessee Wesleyan; Tyler Beaver, St. Andrews (N.C.); Domonique Jefferson, Union (Ky.); Taylor Tafelsky, Milligan (Tenn.); Kevin Jorgensen, Southern Oregon; Wes Jones, Evergreen (Wash.); Damion Flores, Eastern Oregon; Andy Reidsma, Trinity Christian (Ill.); Abel Hernandez, Saint Xavier (Ill.); Ahmad Evans, Bethel (Ind.); Donovan Graham, Grace (Ind.); Jake Smith, Indiana Wesleyan; Ethan Evans, Taylor (Ind.); Ben Cutler, Carroll (Mont.); Oliver Lange, Westminster (Utah); Sam Atkin, Lewis-Clark State (Idaho); 4x400 Relay, Briar Cliff (Iowa); Mark Abrams, Morningside (Iowa); Benjamin Hinckfoot, Concordia (Neb.); Brock Taute, Nebraska Wesleyan; Kyle Anderson, Northwestern (Iowa); Kwame Jackson, Xavier (La.); Emory Nash, Dillard (La.); Nickola Shingles, Central Methodist (Mo.); Adrian Sanchez, Culver-Stockton (Mo.); Ignacio Franco, Missouri Valley; Phil Vutich, Benedictine (Kan.); Tyson Robke, Baker (Kan.); Dexter Davis, Friends (Kan.); Colton McNinch, Southwestern (Kan.); Anthony Perry, Ottawa (Kan.); Chris Newell, McPherson (Kan.); Ethan Harris, Berea (Ky.); Zach Wainwright, St. Louis Pharmacy (Mo.); Dylan Cope, Indiana East; Brandon Ford, Cumberlands (Ky.); Max Cabe, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.); Brad Liston, Shawnee State (Ohio); Jordan Cheatem, Grand View (Iowa); Brendan Walters, Clarke (Iowa); Sam Taylor, William Penn (Iowa); David Mountford, Oklahoma City; Kenneth Combs, Oklahoma Baptist; Durawn Howard, Wayland Baptist (Texas); Antony Kimaiyo, Texas Wesleyan; Brad Reid, William Carey (Miss.); Patrick Wilson, Belhaven (Miss.); Toren Arnold, Loyola (La.); Zachary Kraus, Embry-Riddle (Fla.); Rashaad Graves, Southeastern (Fla.); Tyler Hollimon, Northwood (Fla.); Logan Moore, Siena Heights (Mich.); John Hester, Indiana Tech; Sam Frens, Davenport (Mich.).
Field Nominees: Alonzo Findley, William Woods (Mo.); Gabe Pendleton, Tennessee Wesleyan; Andrew Johnston, Union (Ky.); Brandon Sissel, Milligan (Tenn.); Anthony Johnson, Evergreen (Wash.); Brian Wickham, Eastern Oregon; Tyler Callahan, Concordia (Ore.); Matt Stewart, Calumet (Ind.); Ryan Njegovan, St. Francis (Ill.); Robert Rose, Bethel (Ind.); Daniel East, Carroll (Mont.); Tallon Robertson, Westminster (Utah); Zach Lurz, Concordia (Neb.); Cody Jackson, Hastings (Neb.); Tommie Bardsley, Nebraska Wesleyan; Matt Huseman, Northwestern (Iowa); Jacob Connealy, Benedictine (Kan.); Avery Parker, Baker (Kan.); Matt Krogman, Central Methodist (Mo.); Dwayne Williams, Missouri Valley; Zachary Griffiths, Friends (Kan.); Seth Derr, Bethany (Kan.); Brian Pankey, St. Louis Pharmacy (Mo.); Daniel Farris, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.); Cameron Smoak, Cumberlands (Ky.); Phil Stand, Haskell (Kan.); Cornelius McCastle, William Penn (Iowa); Lance Maxwell, Grand View (Iowa); Mark Schmidt, Clarke (Iowa); Garrett Tenney, Jamestown (N.D.); Jonathan Yanez, Our Lady of the Lake (Texas); Caleb Neal, Oklahoma Baptist; Joshua Reed, Belhaven (Miss.); Antonio Gilmer, William Carey (Miss.); Christian Lynch, Loyola (La.); Richard Maku, Embry-Riddle (Fla.); Bryan Tirado, Northwood (Fla.); Darryl Marlow, Indiana Tech; Gauge Aebersold, Siena Heights (Mich.); Tori Brooks, Davenport (Mich.).
2014 Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week (Field, Track)
Week 1 (March 19): Nate Moses, Concordia (Ore.); Brad Liston, Shawnee State (Ohio)
Week 2 (March 26): Darien Moore, Concordia (Ore.); Justin Scruggs, Wayland Baptist (Texas)
Week 3 (April 2) : Jordan Reeher, Concordia (Ore.); Kenny Combs, Oklahoma Baptist
Week 4 (April 9): Darien Moore, Concordia (Ore.); Eric Avila, Southern Oregon
Week 5 (April 16): Wayne Northover, Wayland Baptist (Texas); Matthew Clowes, Concordia (Ore.)