January 18, 2012
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Larsen, a senior and Neola, Iowa, native, won two individual events and was part of the 1,600-meter relay team that also took first place at the Dordt Invitational in Sioux Center, Iowa, on Jan. 14. Larsen ran a time of 2:28.71 to claim the 1,000-meter run and then clocked a time of 1:20.52 in winning the 600-meter run. The Mustang 1,600-meter relay team, led by Larsen, posted a time of 3:22.43 at the event.
Cowan, a native of Hartwell, Ga., also starred at the Dordt Invitational, which was his first meet as a collegiate athlete. The freshman set school records in both the triple jump and the long jump on his way to a first-place finish in both categories. His long jump mark of 22’ 7” topped the next competitor by almost a foot and nearly trumped the provisional mark. His triple jump mark of 49’ 3 ½” measured in three feet better than the second-place finisher and ranks best in the nation this season.
The next Athletes of the Week will be announced on Jan. 25.
Track Nominees: Doug Dawson, Siena Heights (Mich.); Gabriel Green, William Penn (Iowa); Matt Fideler, Dakota State (S.D.); Kennedy Kithuka, Wayland Baptist (Texas); Samuel Frens, Davenport (Mich.); Jared Carl, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.); Chris Busby, Doane (Neb.); Rumeal McKinney, Aquinas (Mich.); Andre Moodie, Mount Mercy (Iowa); Brian Meyer, Ashford (Iowa); Pete Westerkamp, Grand View (Iowa); Jasen Brown, Concordia (Ore.); Jarann Johnson, Jamestown (N.D.); Adam Godwin, Oklahoma Baptist; Matt Trampe, Concordia (Neb.).
Field Nominees: Ray Carney, Siena Heights (Mich.); Jalen Wilson, William Penn (Iowa); Jason Cogswell, Davenport (Mich.); Joe Reisinger, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.); Zack Lindsley, Doane (Neb.); Ryan Helminiak, Aquinas (Mich.); Justin Ludwikowski, Ashford (Iowa); Andy Simons, Morningside (Iowa); Tyler Wells, Grand View (Iowa); Bo Johnson, Concordia (Ore.); Joseph Torres, St. Ambrose (Iowa); Gabe Wickham, Hastings (Neb.); Jeff Lewis, Oklahoma Baptist; Derik Fossum, Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.); John Kersenbrock, Nebraska Wesleyan; Matt Huseman, Northwestern (Iowa).
2012 Composite Award Winners (Track; Field) (Schedule)
Week 1: Edwin Ronoh, Doane (Neb.); Rob Keeney, Doane (Neb.)
Week 2: Monte Larsen, Morningside (Iowa); Raheem Cowan, Briar Cliff (Iowa)