Houser and Brown Win Events at GPAC Track & Field Championships on Day One

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – Nathan Houser and Isaiah Brown both won their individual field events as competition began at the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Friday. The two-day event is being hosted this year by Morningside College at Elwood Olsen Stadium in Sioux City.

Houser won the men’s hammer throw with a toss of 195’ 8”. He is set to compete in the discus on Saturday.

Brown won the men’s pole vault, clearing 16’ 0.75” which is not only a personal best but also is a new Midland school-record. The previous mark was held by Paul Ronhovde, 16’ even set in 1986.

Joining the two men with top eight performances were:

  • Kasey Reeves – 2nd – Men’s 10,000m – 34:07.93
  • Braska Patterson – 4th – Women’s 10,000m – 41:46.41
  • Reid Kirlin – 8th – Men’s Hammer Throw – 158’ 7”

In the prelims of the men’s 100m, Jeremiah Harris qualified with the third best time, 10.98.

After day one the women sit in 7th place while the men are in 3rd place. Doane leads on the women’s side after six events while Hastings and Doane are tied for first on the men’s side, also with six event completed. The meet will conclude tomorrow with the meet beginning 12:00 p.m. in the field and 1:00 p.m. on the track.