SEWARD, Neb. – A four-time NAIA national qualifier, Josiah McAllister has kicked off his senior track and field season in impressive fashion. After a pair of event titles at the Ward Haylett Invite hosted by Doane, McAllister has been named the GPAC Hauff Mid-America Sports Men’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Week, as announced on Wednesday (Jan. 16). The release marks the first weekly track and field awards of the 2019 season.
In last week’s action, McAllister competed at both the University of Nebraska’s Graduate Classic and the Ward Haylett Invite. At the Graduate Classic, McAllister placed fifth out of 18 runners by finishing in a time of 2:31.75 (converted to 2:33.85). The next day McAllister shifted Doane and placed first in the one mile (4:30.69) and ran a leg for the winning 4x800 meter relay (8:09.13). Each of the aforementioned three times places McAllister at No. 1 on the current GPAC performance lists.
A native of Atkinson, Neb., McAllister is coming off a 2018 indoor season that saw him help the 4x8 to a runner-up GPAC finish. At the conference indoor meet, he also placed third in the one mile and seventh in the 1,000 meters. He also excels in the classroom having been named a CoSIDA Academic All-American and an NAIA Scholar-Athlete.
McAllister and the Bulldogs will host the Polar Dog Invite on Saturday. The tentative event schedule can be viewed HERE.