Freiberg rakes in second GPAC weekly honor of 2024

By Jacob Knabel on Feb. 7, 2024 in Track & Field

GPAC Release

SEWARD, Neb. – For the second time in two weeks, standout fifth-year student-athlete Kylahn Freiberg has run her way to GPAC recognition. On Wednesday (Feb. 7), the league named Freiberg the GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Women’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Week. Freiberg pulled in the same award on Jan. 24 and was lauded with two GPAC weekly honors during the 2023 cross country season.

The Nampa, Idaho, native Freiberg turned in an impressive double last week at the Fred Beile Classic hosted by Doane. Freiberg won titles in the mile (5:03.42) and in the 3,000 meters (10:14.58) with two new automatic national qualifying times. In terms of rankings, Freiberg now leads the GPAC in the mile while ranking No. 3 nationally and in the 3,000 meters she resides at No. 2 in the GPAC and No. 18 in the NAIA. Freiberg ranks fifth in Concordia Track & Field history in both the mile and the 3,000 meters. On the season, Freiberg has also qualified for nationals in the 5,000 meters and was part of the 4x800 meter relay that currently holds down the No. 1 spot nationally. In her career, Freiberg has earned four All-America awards in track and one in cross country.

Freiberg and her teammates will be back to action on Friday for the Concordia Invite, which is slated to get underway at 12 p.m. CT. The GPAC indoor championships are coming up on Feb. 16-17.

2023-24 Accolades – Concordia Track & Field

·        Women’s 4x800m Relay – NAIA Women’s Track & Field National Athletes of the Week (Jan. 23).

·        Kylahn Freiberg – GPAC Women’s Track Athlete of the Week (Jan. 24, Feb. 7).

·        Zach Zohner – NAIA Men’s Field National Athlete of the Week (Jan. 31); USTFCCCA NAIA Men’s Track & Field National Athlete of the Week (Jan. 30); GPAC Men’s Field Athlete of the Week (Jan. 24 and 31).