BAY CITY, Mich. - University of Findlay senior Tim Sanders (Delphos, Ohio) and Grand Valley State University freshman Darien Thornton (Huber Heights, Ohio) have been chosen as the GLIAC Men's Indoor Track & Field "Athletes of the Week."
GLIAC Men's Indoor Track Athlete of the Week:
Tim Sanders - University of
Senior - Delphos, Ohio
Senior Tim Sanders had an outstanding day at the Buckeye Tune-Up on Feb. 15 in Columbus, Ohio. He teamed with Michael Travis, Dillon Webster and Kyle Smithey to take third in the 4x400-meter relay with a NCAA automatic qualifying time of 3:14.89 and also finished first in the 60-meter hurdles with a NCAA provisional qualifying mark of 8.02.
GLIAC Men's Indoor Field Athlete of the Week:
Dairen Thornton - Grand
Valley State University
Freshman - Huber Heights, Ohio
Grand Valley State freshman Darien Thornton had a career day at the GVSU Tune-Up on Friday, breaking an 11 year old school record in the weight throw with a toss of 20.15 meters (66'1.5") to win the event. The mark is currently the second-best mark in all of NCAA Division II this season. Thornton also came home third in the shot put after unleashing a throw of 16.32 meters (53'6.5").