Dordt's Vander Plaats honored by GPAC

February 05, 2020 9:09am

Jacob VanderPlaats of Dordt University is this weeks track athlete-of-the-week. VanderPlaats, a junior from Sioux Center, Iowa, won the mile in a meet record time of 4:16.79 at the Dennis Young Invite in Storm Lake, Iowa. His automatic qualifying mark was over seven seconds ahead of second place and is his second automatic qualifying mark of the season, following his 14:53.45 5K from the first meet of the season. His mile time places him third overall in the NAIA and first in the GPAC. He's the first male athlete in the GPAC this season to meet the automatic standard for the National Championship in two events.

Site Logo