SEWARD, Neb. – A 2017 indoor shot put national runner up, sophomore Adrianna Shaw appears poised for another run at a top placement at the national championships. Thanks to a season best toss at last week’s Concordia Classic, Shaw earned GPAC Hauff Mid-America Sports Women’s Indoor Field Athlete of the Week accolades, as announced by the conference on Wednesday (Jan. 31).
Shaw is the first Bulldog to reel in a weekly award in 2018. During the 2017 indoor and outdoor seasons, head coach Matt Beisel’s squads combined for a 16 GPAC weekly honors and seven national weekly awards.
While winning the shot put competition at the Concordia Classic, Shaw turned in a mark of 46’ 11,” just short of her personal best 47’ 1 ¼” achieved at last year’s indoor national championships. The native of Bassett, Neb., currently ranks third on the national shot put leaderboard. On the other hand, Shaw managed to eclipse her previous PR in the weight throw with an automatic national qualifying measurement of 53’ 1 ¾” (17th on the national list). Shaw ranks fourth on the program’s all-time indoor shot put list.
Shaw and the Bulldogs will be in action at Saturday’s Fred Beile Invitational hosted by Doane. It will be the second time this season that Concordia has competed inside Fuhrer Field House.
2017 Concordia track & field GPAC athletes of the week
May 3 – Allie Brooks (field)
April 19 – *Cody Boellstorff (field)
April 12 – Cody Boellstorff (field); *Kali Robb (field); *Lucas Wiechman (track)
April 5 – *Zach Lurz (field); *Kali Robb (field)
March 29 – Cody Boellstorff (field); Allie Brooks (field)
Feb. 15 – Kali Robb (field); Lucas Wiechman (track)
Feb. 8 – *Allie Brooks (field); CJ Muller (field); Lucas Wiechman (track)
Jan. 25 – *Cody Boellstorff (field); Lucas Wiechman (track)
Jan. 18 – CJ Muller (track)
*NAIA National Athlete of the Week