2010 Northern Athletics Conference Indoor Track & Field Weekly Awards

February 15-21

Men's Indoor Track and Field
Tom Sroka, Aurora University
...5-11...Senior...Justice, Ill. (Argo)...
Sroka won both the shot put (15.13 meters) and weight throw at the University of Chicago meet, qualifying provisionally in the weight throw with a distance of 16.99 meters. The Spartans took a runner-up finish at the nine-team event.

Other nominees: Khara Williams (Concordia Chicago), Peter Zander (Edgewood), Kevin Diederich  (MSOE).

Women's Indoor Track and Field
Amanda Allen, Concordia University Chicago
...6-2...Sophomore...Deerfield, Wis. (Deerfield)...
Allen won  the shot put with school record throw of 38 feet, 1.5 inches on Saturday. She scored a team-high 10 points in helping CUC women to fifth place finish at the North Central College Invite.

Other nominees: Ainsley Richards (Aurora), Kristina Santaga (Edgewood), Katie Schommer (Wisconsin Lutheran).

February 8-14

Men's Indoor Track and Field
Khara Williams, Concordia University Chicago
...5-8...Freshman...Elmhurst, Ill. (York Community)...
Williams ran the first leg of the 4x200 relay in 22.38 seconds as the relay team finished third in the event. He scored 10.5 points in three events, helping CUC men to one of highest finishes ever in the Chicagoland Championships, seventh place of 17 teams.

Other nominees: Adrian Kibiersza (Aurora), Connor Boushon (Edgewood), Josh Stodola (Wisconsin Lutheran).

Women's Indoor Track and Field
Cheyenne Martinez-Trevino, Concordia University Chicago
...5-5...Freshman...Santa Maria, Calif. (Righetti)...
Martinez-Trevino broke the school's indoor record for the 400-meter dash by 1.21 seconds with a time of 1:02.8, placing sixth out of 28, earning three points for the team. She also finished 21st out of 45 in the 800-meter run (2:33.3).

Other nominees: Ainsley Richards (Aurora), Carrie Radel (Edgewood), Katie Schommer (Wisconsin Lutheran).

February 1-7

Men's Indoor Track and Field
Justin Rogers, Concordia University Wisconsin
...6-0...Sophomore...Milwaukee, Wis. (Vincent)...
Rogers broke the school record in the 55-meter dash with a time of 6.39 seconds in the event. He placed first amongst collegiate athletes with 45 participants in the event. The time also provisionally qualifies Rogers for the NCAA finals, and currently places him fourth in the country.

Other nominees: Tom Sroka (Aurora), Dylan Roff (Benedictine), Andrew Garvey (Edgewood), Mike Jasperson (MSOE).

Women's Indoor Track and Field
Annie Propson, Edgewood College
...5-6...Sophomore...Rosendale, Wis. (Laconia)...
The sophomore was the Eagles' top finisher at the Pointer Invitational where she set a new personal best in the 3,000-meter run. Her time of 11 minutes, 52.35 seconds was good for 13th at the event.

Other nominees: none

January 25-31

Men's Indoor Track and Field
Dylan Roff, Benedictine University
...6-0...Junior...Braidwood, Ill. (Reed-Custer)...
Roff helped Benedictine to a fourth place finish at Carthage by setting a school record in the 55-meter hurdles (8.00 seconds) in his third place finish, and also by winning the high jump (1.9 meters) with a leap that matched his personal best.

Other nominees: Adrian Kibiersza (Aurora), Khara Williams (Concordia Chicago), Jerry Lewis (Rockford).

Women's Indoor Track and Field
Amanda Heller, MSOE
...5-6...Junior...New Holstein, Wis. (New Holstein)...
At the Tadd Metzger Invitational, Heller broke two school records. In the 3,000-meter run she had a time of 11 minutes, 35.05 seconds, placing her third in the event. Her time of 20:57.0 in the 5,000-meter run was good enough for a second place finish in the meet. Heller scored 14 of the Raider's 37 points in the meet.

Other nominees: Elissa Decker (Aurora), Priscilla Thermidor (Concordia Chicago).

January 18-24

Men's Indoor Track and Field
Adrian Kibiersza, Aurora University
...6-2...Senior...Des Plaines, Ill. (Maine West)...
Kibiersza's 16-26-meter throw in the shot put, which won the event, was good enough for a NCAA provisional qualifying mark in the event. He also set a personal record with his mark in the weight throw (14.84 meters).

Other nominees: Dylan Roff  (Benedictine), Chip Wylie (Concordia Wisconsin), Josh Williams (Edgewood).

Women's Indoor Track and Field
Corrin Koslowski, Edgewood College
...5-8...Junior...Menasha, Wis. (Saint Mary's Central)...
In the mile run, the junior broke the school record by almost four seconds when she finished in a time of 5 minutes, 47.99 seconds. With that record, Koslowski now holds six school records, four individual and two relay records.

Other nominees: Vanessa Mensie (Benedictine), Amanda Allen (Concordia Chicago).

January 11-17

Men's Indoor Track and Field
Tom Sroka, Aurora University
...5-11...Senior...Justice, Ill. (Argo)...
Sroka provisionally qualified in the weight throw for the 2010 NCAA Indoor Championships in his first meet of the season. He won the weight throw with a mark of 17.31 meters and finished second in the shot put (15.43 meters), just behind an AU teammate.

Other nominees: Robert Fraga (Concordia Chicago), Justin Rogers (Concordia Wisconsin), Josh Williams (Edgewood).

Women's Indoor Track and Field
Amanda Heller, MSOE
...5-6...Sophomore...New Holstein, Wis. (New Holstein)...
Heller took 35 seconds off the school record in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 11 minutes, 35.85 seconds at the Private College Invitational this weekend. She was also part of the distance medley relay that finished first with a time of 14:12.5.

Other nominees: Brittany Paller (Aurora), Emily Ramey (Concordia Chicago), Samantha Gries (Concordia Wisconsin), Carrie Radel (Edgewood).

November 30-December 6 (2009)

Men's Indoor Track and Field
Khara Williams, Concordia University Chicago
...5-8...Freshman...Elmhurst, Ill. (York)...
Williams set a school record in the 60-meter dash, finishing at 7.05 seconds in the preliminaries. He then ran a 7.07 in the finals finishing second to a Division I, Illinois State University runner that ran a 7.06. Williams initial effort of 23.1 seconds in the 200-meter dash (2nd out of 24) put him one-half second off the school record.

Other nominees: none

Women's Indoor Track and Field
Rachel Riske, Concordia University Chicago
...5-8...Senior...Mount Prospect, Ill. (Hersey)...
Riske, who will graduate this semester, competed in her final meet of her collegiate career breaking two school records. She set the new record in the mile run with a time of 5 minutes, 37.01 seconds, beating the old record by 20 seconds. A few hours later, she ran the 3K in 11:15.94, breaking the old record by 30 seconds. Her two milestones cap off a fall semester in which she also set the school's 6K cross country record.

Other nominees: none