GLIAC announces indoor track & field athletes of the week

GLIAC announces indoor track & field athletes of the week

GLIAC -- The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) has announced its final weekly awards of the 2024 indoor track & field season. Saginaw Valley State junior Dominic Suliman and Parkside redshirt junior Katja Baeuerle earned the track athlete of the week honors while Grand Valley State senior Eli Kosiba and senior Reette Thorns were selected as field athletes of the week. 


MEN'S TRACK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK - Dominic Suliman, Saginaw Valley State

Dominic Suliman earns his second consecutive Track Athlete of the Week award after another record-setting performance at the SVSU Tune-Up Meet this past weekend. Suliman broke the mile run by 2.38 seconds with his second-place finish of 4:02.38. That time has the junior currently ranked 11th in NCAA Division II Indoor rankings for the mile run.


WOMEN'S TRACK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK - Katja Baeuerle, Parkside

Katja Baeuerle earned GLIAC Track Athlete of the Week honors after hitting NCAA Division II provisional marks in both the 800 meters and the mile. Baeuerle won the 800 meters at the Parkside Classic in a time of 2:13.49. She then went on to win the mile in a time of 4:53.74. Both of those times rank in the top 30 of Division II.


MEN'S FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK - Eli Kosiba, Grand Valley State

Eli Kosiba earns GLIAC Field Athlete of the Week after competing at the USATF Indoor Championships last weekend. Kosiba led the way for Grand Valley State as he placed fourth overall, clearing a new personal-best height of 2.22m. Currently, Kosiba and his teammates are tied for first on the USTFCCCA Top 25 List in Division II and second within the NCAA (DI, DII, DIII). 


WOMEN'S FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK - Reette Thorns, Grand Valley State

Reette Thorns earns her first GLIAC Field Athlete of the Week honors this season after finishing in second place in the women's shot put at the GVSU Tune-Up. Thorns recorded a new personal-best distance of 14.75m.