Five GC Panthers have been named St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Athletes of the Week and another earned an honorable mention.
SLIAC/DIAMOND SPORTS BASEBALL PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Jason Collingwood, a junior from Sikeston, Mo., had a pair of standout relief performances for the Panthers last week in earning SLIAC/Diamond Sports Pitcher of the Week honors. Collingwood picked a win and a save in his two appearances, not allowing a run. He entered in the seventh inning in game one against Spalding, going three innings and allowing just one hit and one walk while striking out three and notching the win. Collingwood then came on in the ninth inning, with one runner on, in game two and locked down the game for the save, recording one strikeout in one inning.
SLIAC MEN’S TENNIS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Blake Gocey is this week’s SLIAC Men’s Tennis Player of the Week after going 3-1 on the week with two singles wins. Gocey picked up a 6-2, 6-1 win at #4 singles over Westminster. Gocey added a 6-1, 6-0 win over Illinois Wesleyan, again at #4 singles. He also notched a win at #3 doubles against Illinois Wesleyan, winning 9-7.
SLIAC MEN’S FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
This week’s SLIAC Men’s Field Athlete of the Week is Mitchell Hooten from Greenville College. Hooten set personal bests in three events this week, claiming the season’s top spot among SLIAC performers in two of the events. Hooten placed third at the Greenville Select in the discus, throwing a distance of 139’9″; more than four feet further than second place in the SLIAC performance list. He also took fourth at the event in the shot put with a distance of 48’1″, ranking him atop the conference performance standings. Hooten had enough in him to also compete in the hammer throw, finishing with a mark of 133’7″ which is sixth best in the SLIAC this season.
SLIAC MEN’S TRACK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Treyvon Manning was busy this weekend at the Greenville Select, competing in four different events and claiming SLIAC Track Athlete of the Week honors. Manning placed second in all four events, finishing with season highs in three events. Manning took second in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 56.30, the fastest time in the conference this year and a personal best. He also ranks first in the conference in the high jump after going 6’6″ last weekend. Manning and his teammates also set season bests in the 4×100 (42.98 seconds) and 4X400 (3:22.33).
SLIAC WOMEN’S TRACK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Chelsea Giles ran a blistering pace in the 400 meter dash, highlighting her performance at the Greenville Select last weekend. Giles took first in the event with a time of 55.90, ranking her not only atop the SLIAC performance list but second in NCAA Division III. She also took second in the 4×100 with a time of 49.06 and was seventh in the 200 meter dash with a time of 25.58.
Greenville College Panther Travis Ralls received an honorable mention from SLIAC in baseball. Ralls hit .545 with five runs batted in during a three game series against Spalding.