Ashland's Owens and Findlay's Welch Chosen As GLIAC Men's Outdoor Track & Field "Athletes of the Week"

Ashland's Owens and Findlay's Welch Chosen As GLIAC Men's Outdoor Track & Field "Athletes of the Week"


BAY CITY, Mich. -  Ashland University junior Elijah Owens (Shaker Heights, Ohio/Shaker Heights) and junior Justin Welch (Luckey, Ohio/Eastwood) have been chosen as the GLIAC Men's Outdoor Track & Field "Athletes of the Week."


GLIAC Men's Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week:

Elijah Owens - Ashland University
Junior - Shaker Heights, Ohio/Shaker Heights

Ashland University junior Elijahn Owens made his presence felt in three events at Ohio State's Jesse Owens Track Classic last Saturday. He was third in the 400 hurdles (52.07) and fifth in the 110 hurdles (14.31). Owens was part of the 4X1 relay that was sixth (41.37).

2014 GLIAC Men's Track Athletes of the Week: (4/2) Lamar Hargrove - TU, (4/9) Wilner Marcelin - TU, (4/16) Drew Windle - AU, (4/22) Elijah Owens - AU.






GLIAC Men's Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week:


Justin Welch - University of Findlay
Junior - Luckey, Ohio/Eastwood

University of Findlay junior Justin Welch had an outstanding meet at the Jesse Owens Track Classic over the weekend by taking third place in both the hammer throw and discus. Welch took third in the hammer throw with a toss of 233’07, which is the longest heave in NCAA Division II history.  The NCAA automatic qualifying throw was also good enough to set a new school record and is the fourth longest throw in the nation this season across all NCAA divisions. The Luckey, Ohio native also reached provisional qualifying status in the discus by finishing third with a throw of 170’06.

2014 GLIAC Men's Field Athletes of the Week: (4/2) Justin Welch - UF, (4/9) Justin Welch - UF, (4/16) Donald Duke - AU, (4/22) Justin Welch - UF.



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