Final Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week
Contact: Chad Waller, NAIA Director of Sports Information & Media Services, firstname.lastname@example.org
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Paul Chelimo of Shorter (Ga.) has been named the NAIA Men's Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week and Robbie Haynie of Eastern Oregon has been tabbed as the Men's Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week, the national office announced Wednesday. Chelimo and Haynie were selected based on their performances from April 25 - May 1. The duo is the final selection of the 2011 season.
Chelimo, a freshman from Iten, Kenya, earns his second weekly national award this year after an April 7th honor. At the Mid-South Conference (MSC) Championships on April 30, Chelimo ran to first-place finishes in the 1500 meters, 10,000 meters and the 4x800 meter relay. The MSC Track Athlete of the Week won the 15-man 1,500 meters with a time of 3:53.17 and was the medalist in the 10,000 run with a clocking of 30:55.80. He ran the second leg in his only relay appearance to help the team win with a time of 7:54.66. He was a part of Shorter's fourth-straight conference title.
Haynie, a junior from Nampa, Idaho, won the men's pole vault at the Pacific Twilight on April 30, hosted by Pacific University in Forest Grove, Ore. He continued his phenomenal season with a top mark of 17'3", which set a meet, Lincoln Park Stadium and Eastern Oregon record. That effort broke a seven year-old school record and is No. 1 in the NAIA this year. In addition, the leap is the 19th-best at any collegiate level this year. In his second event, Haynie took 22nd in the discus (118-07).
Track Nominees: David Weeks, Siena Heights (Mich.); Ethan Mignard, Oklahoma Baptist; Monte Larsen, Morningside (Iowa); Alfred Kite, Northwood (Texas); Brendan Kelly, Cumberlands (Ky.); Devery Bell, Langston (Okla.); David Parry, McPherson (Kan.); J.L. Anderson, Baker (Kan.); Joseph Appah, St. Ambrose (Iowa); Edward Stewart, Central Methodist (Mo.); Alex Roach, Indiana-East; Doug Powers, Ashford (Iowa); Austin Ward, Grand View (Iowa); Carlos Stepter, William Penn (Iowa); Matt Porter, Northwest (Wash.); Dustin Cloud, Eastern Oregon; Michael Gurley, Friends (Kan.); Clarence Anderson, Ottawa (Kan.); Carrington Crum, Southwestern (Kan.); Kyle VanEerden, Trinity Christian (Ill.); Garrett Zambrows, Indiana Wesleyan; Bryson Harper, Bryan (Tenn.); Kyle Julian, Judson (Ill.); Tyeson Wood, Warner Pacific (Ore.); Sam Robison, Northwest Christian (Ore.); Dominic Bolin, College of Idaho; Dennis Olstedt, Southern Oregon; Marcus Nelson, Concordia (Ore.); Ryan Maloney, Sioux Falls (S.D.); Alex Blehm, Davenport (Mich.); B.J. Lawrence, Doane (Neb.); David Anderson, Corban (Ore.); David McWilliams, Oklahoma Christian; Brandon Hammack, Northwestern (Iowa); P.J. Randles, Campellsville (Ky.); Nick Thelen, Aquinas (Mich.); Josiah Luttjeboer, Dordt (Iowa).
Field Nominees: Ryan Hopson, Siena Heights (Mich.); Alex Wright, Cumberlands (Ky.); Dulani Stephens, Langston (Okla.); Antowine Lamb, McPherson (Kan.); Jason Robbs, Baker (Kan.); Nick Heuermann, St. Ambrose (Iowa); Cory McKinney, Indiana East; A.J. Smith, Ashford (Iowa); Tyler Wells, Grand View (Iowa); Luke Fischer, Northwest (Wash.); Quentin Benning, Friends (Kan.); Brady Sundheim, Dickinson State (N.D.); Ryin Brandt, Ottawa (Kan.); Trevor Noel, Southwestern (Kan.); Darrian Mikell, Indiana Wesleyan; David Army, Indiana Tech; Caleb Sutton, Judson (Ill.); Andre Archer, College of Idaho; Brian Hubbert, Doane (Neb.); Zach Gaugler, Minot State (N.D.); Branko Djuricic, Concordia (Ore.); Nathan Bridgman, Sioux Falls (S.D.); Mark Hanson, Corban (Ore.); P.J. Randles, Campbellsville (Ky.); Robert Harvey, Shorter (Ga.).
2011 Composite Award Winners (Track; Field)
Week 1: Austin Basterrechea, College of Idaho; Travis Sharp, College of Idaho
Week 2: Justin Hoffman, Cedarville (Ohio); Bo Johnson, Concordia (Ore.)
Week 3: Sam Vazquez, Embry-Riddle (Fla.); Myran Roundtree, Wayland Baptist (Texas)
Week 4: Paul Chelimo, Shorter (Ga.); Eugene Volmer, Fresno Pacific (Calif.)
Week 5: Dredame Carter, Florida Memorial; Johnny Emtman, Dickinson State (N.D.)
Week 6: Brijesh "B.J." Lawrence, Doane (Neb.); Ethan DeJongh, Fresno Pacific (Calif.)
Week 7: Alfred Kite, Northwood (Texas); Rob Keeney, Doane (Neb.)
Week 8: Paul Chelimo, Shorter (Ga.); Robbie Haynie, Eastern Oregon