NAIA hammer leader Boellstorff takes GPAC, national awards

By Jacob Knabel on Apr. 19, 2017 in Track & Field

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SEWARD, Neb. – Massive hammer throws have become the norm for senior Cody Boellstorff, a 2015 national champion in the event. After another personal best, Boellstorff has been tabbed both the NAIA National Men’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week and the GPAC Hauff Mid-America Sports Men’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week, as announced on Wednesday (April 19). It’s the fourth time Boellstorff has garnered a GPAC weekly honor in 2017. He’s also snagged a pair of national weekly awards.

Head coach Matt Beisel’s squad have combined for 15 GPAC weekly awards and seven national weekly accolades throughout the 2017 indoor and outdoor seasons.

A native of Waverly, Neb., Boellstorff added nearly five feet to his PR in the hammer, registering a mark of 216’ 6” at the NAIA Midwest Quad hosted by Grand View University (Iowa) on April 14. That mark leads the nation by exactly 10 feet (teammate Zach Lurz is second with a measurement of 206’ 6”). Boellstorff captured both GPAC and NAIA national hammer throw titles in 2015. He’s also a time-two national champ in the weight throw.

Boellstorff will compete at this week’s Kansas Relays in Lawrence, Kan., on Thursday. The bulk of the team will be in action at this weekend’s Jim Dutcher Memorial hosted by Doane. The Dutcher Memorial schedule can be viewed HERE.

2017 Concordia track & field GPAC athletes of the week
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