BAY CITY, Mich. -- The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) has announced weekly awards following the fifth weekend of the 2016-17 indoor track and field season. In women's competition, Grand Valley State senior Kendra Foley earned GLIAC Track Athlete of the Week honors, while Findlay junior Tynelle Gumbs captured GLIAC Field Athlete of the Week accolades. On the men's side, Lake Superior State senior Oshane Thomas earned GLIAC Track Athlete of the Week distinction, while Tiffin senior Marquise Corbett captured GLIAC Field Athlete of the Week recognition.
WOMEN'S TRACK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK - Kendra Foley, Grand Valley State
Grand Valley State senior Kendra Foley, the Noblesville, Ind. native, took fourth place in the Mile at the GVSU Open in her first meet since the January 2nd GVSU Holiday Open. Foley achieved a NCAA provisional mark in her first Mile event of the season putting together a time of 4:49.64 and was the highest placing Division II athlete in the event.
WOMEN'S FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK - Tynelle Gumbs, Findlay
At the Tiffin Open, Findlay junior Tynelle Gumbs, competing in her first event with the Oilers, took first place in the weight throw with a toss of 20.23m. That toss was an automatic qualifier for the NCAA National Championship, is the best throw in the GLIAC this year, and is the third best throw in the country. She also participated in the shot put, taking third place in the event with a throw if 13.13m.
MEN'S TRACK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK - Oshane Thomas, Lake Superior State
Lake Superior State senior Oshane Thomas set a new Lake Superior State indoor men's 200-meter dash record of :21.37 during Saturday’s Northern Challenge Track and Field Meet at the NMU Superiordome. His time leads the nation and betters the former school record of :21.81 set by Ben Monroe in 2013.
MEN'S FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK - Marquise Corbett, Tiffin
Tiffin senior Marquise Corbett earned GLIAC Field Athlete of the Week, hitting an automatic qualifying mark in the long jump with a leap of 24-11.75 (7.61 meters) at the Tiffin Dragon Open. His leap placed him first in the event on the day and shattered his old school record by nearly 7 inches. Corbett has the top long jump mark currently in the NCAA and the GLIAC.