Rohde collects second straight GPAC weekly award

By Jacob Knabel on Feb. 8, 2023 in Track & Field

GPAC Release

SEWARD, Neb. – As another sign of the high achievement of Calvin Rohde this indoor season, the Reed City, Mich., native has been honored as the GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Men’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Week for the second straight time. The conference announced its latest weekly awards on Wednesday (Feb. 8). Concordia University Track & Field has earned a total of three GPAC athlete of the week honors this 2022-23 indoor season. Amy Richert pulled in weekly recognition on Dec. 14.

Rohde continued tearing it up last week while appearing at both the Concordia Classic and the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational. Rohde clocked new personal bests this past week in both the 1,000 meters (2:27.16 c) and in the mile (4:12.33). Those times were both ‘A’ standards that have moved him up to national rankings of fourth in the 1,000 and 12th in the mile. He was also part of distance medley relay that qualified for nationals back on Jan. 21 (currently sitting No. 6 in the NAIA). On the GPAC performance lists, Rohde ranks first in the 1,000 meters and second in the mile. Rohde will make his third career trip to track nationals this coming March.

Rohde and the Bulldogs will remain at home this Friday to host the Concordia Invite. The schedule of events for that meet can be found HERE.