Morrissey tabbed GPAC Track Athlete of the Week
Concordia senior Colin Morrissey has been named the Hauff Mid-America Sports GPAC Men’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Week, the conference announced Wednesday. The Omaha native has fought through injuries during the fall to earn GPAC Cross Country Runner of the Year.
“Colin had two very good races (at Nebraska Wesleyan). He’s off to a very strong start to the indoor season,” head coach Kregg Einspahr said. “He’s healthy, he’s running well. His training is going extremely well. I think he can run a very good 5,000 meter race this weekend.”
Morrissey receives the weekly honor from the GPAC thanks to NAIA automatic national qualifying marks in both of the races he competed in at the Prairie Wolf Invite hosted by Nebraska Wesleyan on Jan. 18. He beat out a field of 20 runners in the one mile run to claim first place with a time of 4:18.64. He also finished second in the 3,000 meter run by clocking in at 8:39.06. It was the second time already this season that Morrissey has bested the NAIA automatic qualifying time in the 3,000 meter event.
Morrissey has established himself as an accomplished long distance performer throughout his time at Concordia. He is a three-time All-GPAC cross country honoree and a three-time cross country national championships qualifier. Following the 2011 GPAC indoor track and field championships, Morrissey was named the Male Athlete of the Meet and subsequently the GPAC Indoor Track Athlete of the Year.
The Bulldogs host the Concordia Classic on Sunday. The action gets started at 1:15 p.m. with field events. Running events get underway at 2:30 p.m. View the full schedule HERE.
23 January 2013