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2015 Men's Indoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week - No. 5

February 18, 2015
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By: Mike DeVader, Communications & Sports Information Intern

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Matthew Clowes of Concordia (Ore.) has been named NAIA National Men's Indoor Track Athlete of the Week and Andrew Tatum of Doane (Neb.) has been selected as the NAIA National Men's Indoor Field Athlete of the Week, the national office announced Wednesday. Clowes and Tatum were selected based on their performances from Feb. 9 – 15. This is the fifth award of the 2015 indoor track & field season.

Men's Indoor Track Athlete of the Week
Matthew Clowes, Concordia (Ore.)
Sr., Stoke-on-Trent, England

• Already the NAIA leader in the mile, Clowes posted the top time in the country in both the 800-meter and the 3,000-meter at the University of Washington Husky Classic on Feb. 14.
• The senior broke the 800m school record with an official conversion time of 1:50.45 finish, and lowered his season-best in the 3,000m with an official conversion time of 8:07.38.
• His 3,000m time now leads the NAIA by more than four full seconds.
• The Stoke-on-Trent, England, native claims his second national honor in three weeks.

Men's Indoor Field Athlete of the Week
Andrew Tatum, Doane (Neb.)
Jr., Lincoln, Neb.

• Tatum posted the second-best pole vault in the NAIA on Feb. 12, winning the Concordia Invite in Seward, Neb.
• The Lincoln, Neb., native defeated a field of 29 athletes with a vault of 5.13 meters (16-10).
• The junior set a new field house and meet record as well and came up .5 inches shy of tying the Doane school record which has stood since 1977.
• He claims his first Indoor Field Athlete of the Week award.

For the complete Athlete of the Week calendar, click here.

The sixth and final Men's Indoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week will be announced Feb. 25.

Track Nominees: Christian Herring, Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.); Josiah Huff, Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.); Jaymes Kelley, Park (Mo.); Sean Saxton, College of Idaho; Lucas Updike, Eastern Oregon; Jonathan Ferguson, Northwest (Wash.); Les Jones, Evergreen (Wash.); Brian Blaylock, St. Francis (Ill.); Josh Richardson, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio); Simon Reidsma, Spring Arbor (Mich.); Donovan Graham, Grace (Ind.); Grant Keaffaber, Indiana Wesleyan; Matt Hall, Taylor (Ind.); Stephen Broadhurst, Lewis-Clark State (Idaho); Fred Petsch, Rocky Mountain (Mont.); Travis Price, Great Falls (Mont.); Robert Iron Shell, Briar Cliff (Iowa); Jay Welp, Morningside (Iowa); Falonte Jackson, Point Park (Pa.); Wendell Williams , Cumberlands (Ky.); John-Paul Williamson, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.); Alex Edwards, William Penn (Iowa); Charlie Foster, Jamestown (N.D.); Kenneth Combs, Oklahoma Baptist; De'Vion Simpson, Wayland Baptist (Texas); Oraine Wint, Texas Wesleyan; Alec Hernandez, Embry-Riddle (Fla.); Edens Thermidor, Northwood (Fla.); Jordan Stanford, Davenport (Mich.); Samuel Parlette, Siena Heights (Mich.); Matt Adair, Indiana Tech; Max Monton, Concordia (Mich.).

Field Nominees: Luke Joslin, Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.); Steven Hill, Park (Mo.); Joe Bolin, College of Idaho; Travis Simpson, Eastern Oregon; Anthony Johnson, Evergreen (Wash.); Ryan Njegovan, St. Francis (Ill.); Sam Nordquist, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio); Dalen Beck, Indiana Wesleyan; Jacob Henry, Great Falls (Mont.); Jermaine Jones, Culver-Stockton (Mo.); Paul Hill, Graceland (Iowa); Wendell Williams, Cumberlands (Ky.); Carmetrick Ross, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.); Cornelius McCastle, William Penn (Iowa); Jordan Patterson, Oklahoma Baptist; Richard Maku, Embry-Riddle (Fla.); Tori Brooks, Davenport (Mich.); Richard Depalma, Siena Heights (Mich.); Trevor Wright, Indiana Tech; Adam Koch, Concordia (Mich.).

2015 Men's Indoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week (Field; Track)
Week 1 (Jan. 21): Levi Hillman, Doane (Neb.); John Broaden, Indiana Tech
Week 2 (Jan. 28): Travis Simpson, Eastern Oregon; Cody Larson, Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)
Week 3 (Feb. 4): Kale Wolken, Doane (Neb.); Matthew Clowes, Concordia (Ore.)
Week 4 (Feb. 11): Raheem Cowan, Briar Cliff (Iowa); John Broaden, Indiana Tech
Week 5 (Feb. 18): Andrew Tatum, Doane (Neb.); Matthew Clowes, Concordia (Ore.)