GLIAC -- The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) has announced its fifth weekly awards of the 2023-24 indoor track & field season. Grand Valley State swept the awards, with Caleb Futter (men's track), Klaudia O'Malley (women's track), Shane Byrne (men's field) and Taylor DeHommel (women's field) being honored.
MEN'S TRACK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK - Caleb Futter, Grand Valley State
At the Notre Dame Invitational, Caleb Futter won the men's mile invite at Notre Dame as the only Division II athlete in addition to, breaking the Grand Valley State school record and setting a new personal-best time of his own. Futter finished with a time of 3:58.65, breaking the previous school record of 4:03.14 set back in 2021. Futter now finds himself written in the Grand Valley State record back, as well as sitting on the top of the USTFCCCA Top 25 Division II list.
WOMEN'S TRACK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK - Klaudia O'Malley, Grand Valley State
Klaudia O'Malley finished in fourth place at the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational in the women's mile invite last weekend. O'Malley recorded a time of 4:46.45, placing her within the Top 3 on the USTFCCCA Division II Top 25 list.
MEN'S FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK - Shane Byrne, Grand Valley State
At the Jud Logan Light Open in Ashland, Ohio, Shane Byrne recorded a new personal-best for the second week in a row, in the men's weight throw elite. Byrne threw a distance of 20.12m, claiming fourth place for the Lakers. Byrne currently sits in the Top 10 (eighth) on the USTFCCCA Top 25 List.
WOMEN'S FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK - Taylor DeHommel, Grand Valley State
Taylor DeHommel earns her first GLIAC Field Athlete of the Week honors after earning first-place in the women's pole vault at the Jud Logan Light Open in Ashland, Ohio. DeHommel took control in the women's pole vault, as she cleared a new-personal best height of 3.80m.