Bay City, Mich. -- Grand Valley State's Bill Makela (Brighton, Mich.) and Findlay's James Eric (Beavercreek, Ohio) have been named the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Men's Outdoor Track and Field "Athletes of the Week", respectively as announced by the league office.
Track Athlete of the Week
Bill Makela ~ Grand Valley State University
Senior ~ Brighton, Mich.
Senior Bill Makela took first place in the 400-meter hurdles at the Tennessee State Boston-Moon Classic on Saturday and bettered his previous provisional time. Makela’s time of 53.19 seconds improved on his previous time and provisionally qualifies him for the NCAA Division II Outdoor National Championships.
Field Athlete of the Week
James Eric ~ University of Findlay
Senior ~ Beavercreek, Ohio
Senior James Eric of The University of Findlay men’s outdoor track and field team placed fifth in the hammer throw invitational at the Sea Ray Relays in Knoxville, Tennessee on Saturday, April 11. Eric posted a mark of 197’05 to claim fifth in the elite competition.
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Outdoor Track Athetes of the Week
3/25 Ramone Brant - TU
4/1 Tyler Emmorey - GVSU
4/8 Anthony Thomas - TU
4/15 Bill Makela - GVSU
Outdoor Field Athletes of the Week
3/25 James Eric - UF
4/1 James Eric - UF
4/8 Aleksas Abromavicius - GVSU
4/15 James Eric - UF