By Chad Waller, Director of Communications & Sports Information
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Darien Moore of Valley City State (N.D.) has been named NAIA National Men's Indoor Field Athlete of the Week and Gregory Turner of Wayland Baptist (Texas) has been tabbed as the NAIA National Men's Indoor Track Athlete of the Week, the national office announced Wednesday. Moore and Turner were selected based on their performances from Feb. 4 - 10.
Moore, a sophomore from Bakersfield, Calif., won both throws on Feb. 9 at the NCAA Division I North Dakota State University Bison Open, as well as established stadium and meet records. He also set a personal and school record with his heave of 17.87 meters (58-7 ½) in the shot put. He is currently ranked first in the NAIA this year in the weight throw with his mark of 20.51 meters (67-3 ½) and third in the shot put.
Turner, a senior from West Sacramento, Calif., finished in the top three in both the 60 and 200-meter runs at the NCAA Division I University of New Mexico Don Kirby Elite Indoor on Feb. 8. He posted the fastest time in the NAIA in the 200 meters (20.97) and broke his own school record set at the 2012 NAIA National Championships. In a field of mostly NCAA Division I runners, he took second by 1/100th of a second to an Ohio State competitor. In the 60 meters, he finished with the NAIA's second-fastest time (6.74) this year and missed breaking an eight year-old school record by 1/100th of a second. His mark on Feb. 8 was third overall amongst the competition.
The final Athletes of the Week announcement will be on Feb. 20. For the complete Athlete of the week calendar, click here.
Track Nominees: Louis Falland, Cornerstone (Mich.); Jonz Olander, Southern Oregon; Adam Godwin, Oklahoma Baptist; Seth Boomsma, Dakota State (S.D.); Cedrique Smith, Sterling (Kan.); Ethan Gallagher, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.); Mike Hurd, College of Idaho; Adrian Sanchez, Culver-Stockton (Mo.); Nick Radionoff, Indiana Tech; D.j. Jackson, Central Methodist (Mo.); Jonathan Williams, William Woods (Mo.); Caleb Franklin, Midland (Neb.); Reid Echelmeier, Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.); Ka'imi Scott, Warner Pacific (Ore.); Damacious White, Davenport (Mich.); Isaac Updike, Eastern Oregon; Jonathan Ferguson, Northwest (Wash.); Matthew Clowes, Concordia (Ore.); Brandan Wilchcombe, Taylor (Ind.); Nathan Martin, Spring Arbor (Mich.); Hansen Martin, Indiana Wesleyan; Arya Bahreini, Oklahoma City; Monte Larsen, Morningside (Iowa); John Darmody, St. Ambrose (Iowa); Kenneth Kipng'etich, Missouri Valley; Camercon Knox, Tennessee Wesleyan; Claude Nelson, Loyola (La.); Alec Hernandez, Embry-Riddle (Fla.); Dominic Cabada, St. Gregory's (Okla.); Frank Adelman, Southwestern (Kan.); Isacc Placencia, Lubbock Christian (Texas); Adam Prahlow, Concordia (Neb.); Brandon Hammack, Northwestern (Iowa); Jason McLeod, Bryan (Tenn.); James Farris, Bethany (Kan.); Oliver Lange, Westminster (Utah); Lyle Pocha, Carroll (Mont.).
Field Nominees: Richard DePalma, Siena Heights (Mich.); Sam Hartinger, Southern Oregon; Ty Scarborough, Oklahoma Baptist; Jacob Armbrust, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.); Joseph Bolin, College of Idaho; Ben Lehmkuhl, Culver-Stockton (Mo.); Derrick Toney, McPherson (Kan.); Spencer Touchie, Ashford (Iowa); Igor Morales, Indiana Tech; Kyle Jones, Central Methodist (Mo.); Albert Huntley, Cumberlands (Ky.); Ian Slama, Midland (Neb.); Lance Maxwell, Grand View (Iowa); Nate Moses, Concordia (Ore.); Kyle Abney, Indiana Wesleyan; Tyler Davis, Missouri Valley; Mike Edwards, Embry-Riddle (Fla.); Zack Lindsley, Doane (Neb.); Conner Carpenter, Wayland Baptist (Texas); Ryan Rosenau, Eastern Oregon; Bryce Harshman, Briar Cliff (Iowa); Easton Padden, Carroll (Mont.).
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
Week 3: Mauro Parnell, Doane (Neb.); Monte Larsen, Morningside (Iowa)
Week 4: Augustus Cowan, Briar Cliff (Iowa); David Walters, Langston (Okla.)
Week 5: Darien Moore, Valley City State (N.D.), Gregory Turner, Wayland Baptist (Texas)