Van Eps Named GPAC And NAIA Athlete of the Week

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Van Eps Named GPAC And NAIA Athlete of the Week

(Wednesday, April 21; Sioux Center, Iowa)  Matthew Van Eps, a senior at Dordt from Prinsburg, Minnesota, has been named the Great Plains Athletic Conference and NAIA National Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week for competitions from April 12-17.

Van Eps won the 800 meters at the Sioux City Relays in a come from behind effort and clocked a personal best 1:50.30.  Later in the day Van Eps ran the anchor leg of the 4x400 with Micah Brands, Payton Mauldin and Cole Zevenbergen clocking a time of 3:16.08.  His 800 time is tops in the GPAC and second in the NAIA and the 4x400 time is also second in the nation and tops in the GPAC.

Van Eps will compete at the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa, Friday and Saturday, April 23 and 24.