Hauff Mid-America Sports/GPAC Outdoor Track & Field Athletes-of-the-Week Announced

March 31, 2021 9:36am

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Payton Boer of Morningside College is this week’s GPAC Womens track athlete-of-the-week. Boer, a senior from Sioux Center, Iowa, clocked the second-fastest time in NAIA in steeplechase so far this season. It was her first collegiate outdoor meet and she outpaced the field by better than 34 seconds.

Matthew Van Eps of Dordt University is this week’s GPAC Mens track athlete-of-the-week. Van Eps, a senior from Prinsburg, Minnesota, posted a stadium record time of 1:52.65 in the 800 meters which met NAIA “B” standard and is the top time in the GPAC and NAIA. He was also part of the 4x400 relay team which established a stadium record (3:17.04) which is the top time in the GPAC, the NAIA and met NAIA B standard.