SEWARD, Neb. – Records and awards are beginning to pile up for sophomore Allie Brooks. Another reset of her own school standard at the Drake Relays led to Brooks being named the GPAC Hauff Mid-America Sports Women’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week on Wednesday. It is the third conference weekly honor that Brooks has earned in 2017.
Head coach Matt Beisel’s squad have combined for 16 GPAC weekly awards and seven national weekly accolades throughout the 2017 indoor and outdoor seasons.
Brooks, a Seward High School alum, has blossomed in her sophomore season that has included an indoor GPAC championship, an All-America award and three school records. Her latest achievement was vaulting 12’ 9 ½” at the Drake Relays for a seventh-place finish while up against a field of many NCAA Division I competitors. Brooks is currently ranked second on the NAIA national list in the pole vault.
Brooks and her teammates are prepping for the GPAC outdoor championships, set to get underway Friday in Fremont, Neb., where they will be hosted by Midland. The complete schedule can be viewed HERE.
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