AU's Horn, GVSU's Emmorey and SVSU's Hooper are Tabbed as 2009 Outdoor Track and Field MVP's

AU's Horn, GVSU's Emmorey and SVSU's Hooper are Tabbed as 2009 Outdoor Track and Field MVP's

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Hillsdale, Mich. -- Ashland University's Joe Horn (Waynesfield, Ohio) and Grand Valley State's Tyler Emmorey (Cedar Springs, Mich.) were both awarded the "Track Athlete of the Year" award.  Saginaw Valley State's Eltaro Hooper (Ypsilanti, Mich.) claimed "Field Athlete of the Year" honors, Ashland's Carlin Isles (Massillon, Ohio) was tabbed as "Freshman of the Year".  Ashland's  Jud Logan garnered "Coach of the Year" accolades at the 2009 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) conference championship.

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           Final Championship Standings

Place School Points
1 Ashland 193
2 Grand Valley State 176
3 Saginaw Valley State 128
4 Northwood 81
5 Tiffin 77
6 Findlay 68
7 Hillsdale 64
8 Lake Superior State 16
9 Ferris State 9
10 Michigan Tech 7










Joe Horn - AU Co-Track Athlete of the Year
Joe Horn ~ Ashland University
Junior ~ Waynesfield, Ohio
Junior Joe Horn was named the outstanding performer in the running events at the GLIAC championships. Horn won the 200, was the silver medalist in the 400 and was on the 4X100 that took first place. He was part of the 4X400 relay that finished second. Horn went to outdoor nationals in the 200, the 400 and both relays. He is the most valuable athlete in the running events for 2009 in the Midwest Region.



Tyler Emmorey - GVSU

Co-Track Athlete of the Year
Joe Horn ~ Ashland University
Junior ~ Waynesfield, Ohio
Junior Tyler Emmorey won the GLIAC title in two separate events, the 5000-meter run and the 3000-meter steeplechase. His time of 14:44.59 in the 5000-meter hit a provisional NCAA mark and won the GLIAC championship, while his time of 9:06.35 in the steeplechase automatically qualified him for nationals. Emmorey qualified for the NCAA Division II Outdoor National Championships in both the 5000-meter and the 3000-meter steeplechase, as well as the 1500-meter run.



Eltaro Hooper - SVSU Field Athlete of the Year
Eltaro Hooper ~ Saginaw Valley State University
Senior ~ Ypsilanti, Mich.
Senior Elarto Hooper finished the GLIAC championships with two first place finishes.In the triple jump with a distance of 15.23 meters and in the high jump event including an automatic qualification with a height of 2.17 meters. Hooper is currently ranked #3 in the high jump after he leaped 2.17 meter and is the 6th seed in the men’s triple jump, with a distance of 15.25 meters.



Carlin Isles - AU Freshman of the Year
Carlin Isles ~ Ashland University
Freshman ~ Massillon, Ohio
Sprinter Carlin Isles is the 2009 GLIAC freshman of the year. At the 2009 GLIAC outdoor championships, the rookie won a conference championship in the 100 and was part of the 4X100 relay that captured a gold medal. Isles qualified for nationals indoors and outdoors.




Jud Logan - AU Coach of the Year
Jud Logan ~ Ashland University
AU head coach Jud Logan was tabbed as the 2009 GLIAC men’s outdoor track and field coach of the year. This year, the AU men won their second consecutive outdoor GLIAC crown. This is the second consecutive year Logan has won the GLIAC award. His team spent several weeks this spring ranked first in the nation.Logan is also the Midwest Region men’s coach of the year.


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2008-09 Men's 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
4/22 Carlin Isles - AU
4/29 Ken Gilkerson - MTU

2008-09 Men's 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
4/22 Bryant Wilson - GVSU
4/29 Aleksas Abromavicius - GVSU