SEWARD, Neb. – The Concordia University track and field programs have raked in three of the four weekly honors handed out by the GPAC. On Wednesday (Feb. 8), sophomore Allie Brooks and seniors CJ Muller and Lucas Wiechman collected GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports track and field athlete of the week accolades. Brooks and Wiechman both earned honors under the category of “field” while Muller garnered the award for “track.”
Both Muller and Wiechman have received a GPAC award twice this indoor season. Meanwhile, Brooks is a first time winner.
Brooks has been impressive throughout this indoor season. At last week’s Fred Beile Classic hosted by Doane, Brooks broke her own school record in the pole vault and then bested a program standard of more than 30 years in the high jump. Her clearance of 12’ 10 ¾” tops all NAIA female vaulters in the nation. She also ranks in a tie for fourth nationally in the high jump (5’ 7”). A Seward High School product, Brooks qualified for nationals in the indoor and outdoor pole vault as a freshman.
Wiechman is also a national leader. He rose to the top of the NAIA leaderboard in the heptathlon by totaling 5,073 points at the Beile Classic. A native of Pilger, Neb., Wiechman has qualified for nationals in the heptathlon, pole vault and 60 meter hurdles. Wiechman has achieved All-America status six times during his standout career. He was the national runner up in the heptathlon at the 2016 NAIA indoor national championships.
Muller continues to star on the track. The Omaha native clocked a personal best of 1:19.62 in the 600 meters while competing last week at the Sevigne Husker Invitational hosted by the University of Nebraska. That time ranks No. 3 on the program’s all-time list. Muller also teamed up with Wiechman as part of a 4x400 meter relay that turned in an ‘A’ standard automatic qualifying time at the Devaney Center. On the school’s indoor all-time lists, Muller also ranks fourth in both the 200 and 400 meter dashes and was a member of the school record 4x4 in 2014.
Brooks, Muller and Wiechman and the rest of the nationally-ranked Bulldogs will return to action on Friday at the Concordia Indoor Invitational. The meet will get started at 2 p.m. CT inside the Fieldhouse. The event schedule can be viewed HERE.