GPAC Outdoor Track and Field Honors Announced, Houser Earns Top Award

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – The Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) announced the honors for the 2018 Outdoor Track and Field season on Thursday. Midland University’s Nathan Houser was honored with the Men’s Field Performance of the Year for his effort in the hammer throw.

Other top performers were:

Women’s Track Perfomance: Michelle Mumm of Morningside for her 1500m race which set a new GPAC record.

Women’s Field Performance: Aurora Arevalo of Morningside in the heptathlon.

Men’s Track Performance: Robert Iron Shell of Briar Cliff for his 400m run which was his 4th championship in the event at the GPAC meet.

Ed Fye of Doane was named the both the Jim McMahon GPAC Women’s Coach of the Year and the Fred Beile Men’s Coach of the Year as his teams won the meet.

Midland had several individuals earn All-GPAC recognition for placing in the top eight in their events. They are:

–        Braska Patterson (Women’s 10000m)

–        Rachel Pavelka (Women’s 3000m Steeplechase)

–        Jeremiah Harris (Men’s 100m)

–        Travis Phillips Jr. (Men’s 200m and 400m)

–        Ty Hansen (Men’s 1500m)

–        Kasey Reeves (Men’s 10000m)

–        Isaiah Brown (Men’s Pole Vault)

–        Nathan Houser (Men’s Hammer Throw)

–        Reid Kirlin (Men’s Hammer Throw)