Minnesota, Indiana and Nebraska take home Indoor Track & Field Weekly Awards

Men’s Indoor Athlete of the Week

Jake Gebhardt, Indiana
GR. – Sterling, Illinois – Sterling – Masters: Finance

  • First in the mile race with a new personal best of 3:59.18
  • His time ranks him ninth in school history this season and fourth in the NCAA
  • First in the 800m with a new personal best of 1:51.85
  • Earned his first Men’s Big Ten Indoor Track Athlete of the Week this season
  • Last Indiana Men’s Indoor Athlete of the Week: Kyle Mau (February 5, 2021)

Women’s Indoor Athlete of the Week

Amira Young, Minnesota
GR. – Chicago, Illinois – Whitney M. Young – Certificate of Completion: Integrative Therapies

  • Won the Leonard Hilton Invitational titles in the 60-meter dash and 200-meter dash
  • First in the 60m with a time of 7.34
  • First in the 200-meter dash with a time of 24.27, 46th in the nation this season
  • Earned her first Big Ten Women’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Week this season
  • Last Minnesota Indoor Athlete of the Week: Bethany Hasz (December 11, 2019)

Men’s Indoor Athlete of the Week

Maxwell Otterdahl, Nebraska
Jr.—Rosemount, Minn. – Rosemount – Major: Psychology

  • Won the Graduate Classic title in the weight throw with a personal record of 22.31 meters
  • Second in the NCAA this season and first in the Big Ten
  • His mark was an inch behind the Nebraska school record
  • Earned his first Big Ten Men’s Indoor Field Athlete of the Week this season
  • Nebraska Men’s Last Indoor Athlete of the Week: Janis Leitis (January 21, 2013)

Indoor Athlete of the Week for Women

Shelby Frank, Minnesota
Jr. – Grand Forks, ND – Red River – Major: Health Sciences

  • Won the weight throw at the Leonard Hilton Invitational in Houston, Texas
  • First place finisher with a throw of 22.08 meters, the only Big Ten athlete to hit a 22-meter throw this season
  • Ranked fifth in the nation’s number one ranking in the Big Ten in weighted toss
  • Earned her second Big Ten Women’s Indoor Field Athlete of the Week this season
  • Final Minnesota Women’s Indoor Athlete of the Week: Shelby Frank (December 14, 2022)

2022-23 Big Ten Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week
8 Dec
ladies

T: No choice
Q: Mallory Kauffman, PSU
Men’s

T: No choice
Q: Jeff Kline, MD

14 Dec
ladies

T: K’Ja Talley, PUR
Q: Shelby Frank, MINN
Men’s

T: Olivier Desmeules, PSU
Q: Johnny Vanos

11th January
ladies

T: Sam Tran, ME
Q: Riley Ammenhauser, ME
Men’s

T: Nick Foster, Mich
Q: Zane Forist, ME

January 18th

ladies
T: Amira young, MINN
Q: Shelby Frank, MINN

Men’s
T: Jake Gebhardt, IND
Q: Maxwell Otterdahl, NEB

 

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