Lurz locks up GPAC weekly recognition

By on Jan. 28, 2015 in Track & Field

Lurz locks up GPAC weekly recognition

GPAC release

SEWARD, Neb. – Recipient of the GPAC outdoor track and field athlete of the year award, redshirt sophomore Zach Lurz has been named the GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Men’s Indoor Field Athlete of the Week, as announced by the conference on Wednesday.

A 2014 All-American in the discus (outdoor) and shot put (indoor), Lurz won the shot put competition at the Prairie Wolf Invite on Jan. 23 with another automatic national qualifying mark of 53’ 7 ½”. He also placed fourth in the weight throw with a toss of 55’ 6 ¼”. On the season, the native of Torrington, Wyo., ranks second on the NAIA national leaderboard in the shot put (54’ 3 ¼”). He also sits fourth in the weight throw (56’ 4 ¾”).

Lurz is the program record holder in the outdoor shot put (57’ 3”). In addition, he ranks second on the outdoor discus list (177’ 9”), third in the indoor shot put (54’ 3 ¼”), fifth in the hammer throw (186’ 3”) and eighth in the weight throw (56’ 4 ¾”).

Lurz and the Bulldogs will compete at home for the first time this season when they host the Concordia Classic on Friday and Saturday inside the Walz Fieldhouse. View the complete event schedule HERE.

2015 GPAC men’s indoor field athletes of the week
Jan. 28 – Zach Lurz, Concordia
Jan. 23 – Levi Hillman, Doane
Jan. 16 – John Clouse, Doane