KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Doug Benson of Eastern Oregon has been named NAIA National Men's Indoor Track Athlete of the Week and Raymond Carney of Siena Heights (Mich.) has been tabbed as the NAIA National Men's Indoor Field Athlete of the Week, the national office announced Wednesday. Benson and Carney were selected based on their performances from Jan. 14 - 20.
Benson, a senior and Auburn, Wash., native, took first in the one-mile run at the Bronco Invitational hosted by NCAA Division I Boise State on Jan. 19 . He clocked a time of 4:10.99, which broke Eastern Oregon's school record in the mile and is the fastest time in the NAIA this indoor season.
Carney, a senior from Blissfield, Mich., claimed first place in the weight throw at the Tiffin University (Ohio) Carnival on Jan. 19. Carney's throw of 19.86 meters (55-3 ¾) hit the NAIA qualifying standard and also broke the Siena Heights school record. His throw was also a US National Qualifier distance.
The next Athletes of the Week announcement will be on Jan. 30. For the complete Athlete of the week calendar, click here.
Field Nominees: Ryin Brandt, Ottawa (Kan.); Ryan Gimbel, Dakota State (S.D.); Austin Krohn, Morningside (Iowa); Adam Lohner, Aquinas (Mich.); Joe Reisinger, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.); Austin Basterrechea, College of Idaho; Mitchell Swanson, Midland (Neb.); Aaron Leal, Davenport (Mich.); Aaron Leal, Davenport (Mich.); Darryl Marlow, Indiana Tech; Jordan Jones, Viterbo (Wis.); Jalen Wilson, William Penn (Iowa); Robert Cole, St. Ambrose (Iowa); Kyle Jones, Central Methodist (Mo.); Matt Huseman, Northwestern (Iowa); Augustus (Raheem) Cowan, Briar Cliff (Iowa); Seth Thompson, William Woods (Mo.); Mike Edwards, Embry-Riddle (Fla.); Zack Lindsley, Doane (Neb.).
Track Nominees: Ethan Gallagher, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.); Clay Shepperson, Oklahoma Baptist; Zach Widner, Siena Heights (Mich.); Andy Coy, Dakota State (S.D.); Gregory Turner, Wayland Baptist (Texas); Caleb Teachout, Aquinas (Mich.); Jeremiah Gerardy, Bethany (Kan.); James Hafner, Evangel (Mo.); Quincy Sharp Jr., Missouri Baptist; Tyler Sodaberg, Midland (Neb.); Colin Morrissey, Concordia (Neb.); Damacious White, Davenport (Mich.); Taylor Shively, Clarke (Iowa); Andre Moodie, Mount Mercy (Iowa); Drew Mueller, Indiana Tech; David Hale, Viterbo (Wis.); Jeremy Bryan, Baker (Kan.); Jeremy Bryan, Baker (Kan.); Alex Edwards, William Penn (Iowa); Reid Echelmeier, Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.); John Darmody, St. Ambrose (Iowa); Louis Falland , Cornerstone (Mich.); Devin Sander, Columbia (Mo.); Cody Ervin, Central Methodist (Mo.); Taylor Chapman, Morningside (Iowa); Nick Zink, William Woods (Mo.); Alec Hernandez, Embry-Riddle (Fla.); Darien Moore, Valley City State (N.D.); Ryan Tholen, Dordt (Iowa).
2013 Men's Indoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week (Field; Track)
Week 1: Zack Lindsley, Doane (Neb.); Cordell Baker, Oklahoma Baptist
Week 2: Raymond Carney, Siena Heights (Mich.); Doug Benson, Eastern Oregon