Dordt College News

Opp Claims GPAC Honor

April 2, 2014

(Wednesday, April 2; Sioux Center, Iowa)  Lauren Opp (Junior; Garner, Iowa) has been named the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC)/Hauff Mid-America Sports women’s track athlete of the week for March 24 – March 30, 2014.  Hauff Mid-America Sports is the presenting sponsor of the 2013-2014 GPAC players-of-the-week and players and coaches-of-the-year awards program.

Opp earns the honor after winning the 10,000 meter run at the Wildcat Invite hosted by Wayne State in Wayne, Nebraska on Saturday, March 29.  Opp was well under the NAIA “A” standard qualifying mark by over 30 seconds with a time of 36:58.79. That time currently is the sixth best in the NAIA and is the fastest time in the GPAC.

Opp qualified for the NAIA National Indoor Track and Field Championships this winter and placed ninth in the 5,000 meter race.  She also claimed NAIA All-American Honors with her finish at the NAIA Cross Country National Championships in November, 2013.

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