February 12, 2014
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Mike Malone of Ashford (Iowa) has been named the NAIA National Men's Indoor Track Athlete of the Week and Calvin Sullins of Siena Heights (Mich.) has been selected as the NAIA National Men's Indoor Field Athlete of the Week, the national office announced Wednesday. Malone and Sullins were selected based on their performances from Feb. 3 – Feb. 9.
Malone, a junior from Country Club Hills, Ill., swept his five-event schedule at the St. Ambrose (Iowa) Fighting Bee Invitational on Feb. 8. He won the 55 and 200 meter dashes, with times of 6.53 and 22.87, and was also part of the Saints 4x400 relay, which bested the 28-team field. Malone also competed in two field events, the pole vault and long jump, winning both.
Sullins, a native of Sand Creek, Mich., recorded the No. 1 NAIA mark in the heptathlon at the NCAA Division II Hillsdale College (Mich.) Wide Track Classic on Feb. 8. As part of the event, the senior won the long jump with a distance of 7.04 meters and also bested the 15-man field in the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 8.44. His 5,255 mark is just the second 5,000 point performance in the NAIA this season. It bests College of Idaho’s Austin Basterrechea’s 5,231 from the Ed Jacoby Invite on Jan. 31, for which he was named the NAIA National Men’s Indoor Field Athlete of the Week on Feb. 5.
The next Athletes of the Week will be announced on Feb. 19. For the complete Athlete of the Week calendar, click here.
Track Nominees: Nick Zink, William Woods (Mo.); Tommy Skosky, Columbia (Mo.); Hans Roelle, Eastern Oregon; Mason DePeal, Indiana Wesleyan; Donovan Graham, Grace (Ind.); Luke Currens, Taylor (Ind.); Ryan Smith, Goshen (Ind.); Shawn Peden, Rocky Mountain (Mont.); Pauric McLaughlin, Lewis-Clark State (Idaho); Jace Kalbfleisch, Great Falls (Mont.); Stephan Delaney, Carroll (Mont.); Cj Muller, Concordia (Neb.); Eric Weers, Doane (Neb.); Jay Welp, Morningside (Iowa); Coty Williams, Culver-Stockton (Mo.); Greg Henning, Baker (Kan.); Alexis Barby, Missouri Valley; Vincent Tadokoro, Baker (Kan.); Garrett Daugherty, Tabor (Kan.); Jeremiah Gerardy, Bethany (Kan.); Sam Meredith, Cumberlands (Ky.); Herbert Beyale, III, Haskell (Kan.); Keonte White, Grand View (Iowa); Sam Taylor, William Penn (Iowa); Zach Ely, Dakota State (S.D.); Kaleb Garcia, Jamestown (N.D.); Malik Jackson, Valley City State (N.D.); Henry Caster, Oklahoma Baptist; Antony Kimaiyo, Texas Wesleyan; Stephen Broadhurst, Oklahoma City; Keith Johnson, Southern Wesleyan (S.C.); Vincent Bett, Embry-Riddle (Fla.); Tyler Hollimon, Northwood (Fla.); Zach Widner, Siena Heights (Mich.); Robert Rose, Indiana Tech; Sam Frens, Davenport (Mich.).
Field Nominees: Anthony Stockton, William Woods (Mo.); Travis Simpson, Eastern Oregon; Mitchell Dale, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.); Nathan Brown, Grace (Ind.); Easton Padden, Carroll (Mont.); Jacob Henry, Great Falls (Mont.); Kale Schmidt, Lewis-Clark State (Idaho); Carson Farr, Concordia (Neb.); Matt Huseman, Northwestern (Iowa); Justin Roberts, Hastings (Neb.); Kale Wolken, Doane (Neb.); Dwayne Williams, Missouri Valley; Christian Brislenn, Cumberlands (Ky.); Mark Schmidt, Clarke (Iowa); Lance Maxwell, Grand View (Iowa); Kalob Gist, William Penn (Iowa); Garrett Tenney, Jamestown (N.D.); Ryan Gimbel, Dakota State (S.D.); Alex Adams, Northwood (Texas); Andy Peffer, Oklahoma Baptist; Evan Doremus, Oklahoma City; Brandon Savage , Southwestern Christian (Okla.); James Bullock, Embry-Riddle (Fla.); Darryl Marlow,
Indiana Tech; Mike Carey, Davenport (Mich.).
2014 Men's Indoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week (Field; Track)
Week 1 (Jan. 22): Raheem Cowan, Briar Cliff (Iowa); Matthew Clowes, Concordia (Ore.)
Week 2 (Jan. 29): Anthony Stockton, William Woods (Mo.); Damian Flores, Eastern Oregon
Week 3 (Feb. 5): Austin Basterrechea, College of Idaho; Clay Shepperson, Oklahoma Baptist
Week 4 (Feb. 12): Calvin Sullins, Siena Heights (Mich.); Mike Malone, Ashford (Iowa)