SEWARD, Neb. – The awards kept coming on Wednesday for Kim Wood, Concordia’s extraordinary runner. The latest honor came courtesy of the NAIA, which tabbed Wood as its National Indoor Track Athlete of the Week. The native of Greeley, Neb., received the same accolade on Jan. 20. This marks the 11th weekly award garnered by the Bulldog track and field programs in 2016.
Wood is a worthy choice for national recognition following arguably the most impressive conference meet ever turned in by a Concordia track and field athlete. Wood won four GPAC titles (600m, 800m, 1,000m and one mile) while breaking conference indoor meet records in three of those events. For her efforts, Wood received GPAC Outstanding Athlete of the Year and GPAC Outstanding Performance of the Meet awards.
While Wood owns four times that rank in the top four on the NAIA national list, she’s expected to focus on two individual events at next week’s national meet. The 2016 NAIA Indoor Track and Field National Championships are set for March 3-5 at at David E. Walker Track at Gentry Field in Johnson City, Tenn.
2016 Concordia GPAC athletes of the week
Feb. 24 – *Kim Wood
Feb. 17 – Cody Boellstorf
Feb. 10 – Kim Wood
Feb. 3 -- *Cody Boellstorff, Stephanie Coley, CJ Muller
Jan. 27 -- *Zach Lurz
Jan. 20 – CJ Muller, Kali Robb, Jose Rojas, *Kim Wood
*Indicates national athlete of the week