SEWARD, Neb. – For her performances at the Concordia Early Bird Meet, Concordia University Track & Field standout Amy Richert has been honored as the Hauff Mid-America Sports/GPAC Women’s Indoor Field Athlete of the Week, as announced by the conference on Wednesday (Dec. 14). Richert was one of four GPAC athletes lauded as part of the first weekly awards released for the 2022-23 indoor season. This marks the first career weekly award for Richert.
The native of Gresham, Neb., emerged as the champion of the pentathlon competition at the Early Bird with a point total of 3,465. That figure converted to 3,487 on the national list and currently places Richert at No. 1 in the NAIA in the pentathlon (she came up just shy of her school record of 3,479). At the Early Bird, Richert placed first among the pentathletes in the shot put (34’ 5” – meet record), 60 meter hurdles (9.17) and high jump (5’ 3 ¼”). Richert came back to compete in the open high jump and placed third while clearing 5’ 2 ½.” Richert has collected three career All-America awards, including one apiece in the heptathlon, pentathlon and high jump.
Richert and her Bulldog teammates will be idle over the Christmas break while eyeing a return to action the weekend of Jan. 13-14 with the Graduate Classic hosted by the University of Nebraska and the Scott Nisely Memorial Classic hosted by Doane.