ELMHURST, Ill. – Joseph Reis-Herron of Oral Roberts and Alex Renner of North Dakota State are named The Summit League's Men's Outdoor Track and Field Athletes of the Week for their performances April 20-26.
MEN'S ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
Joseph Reis-Herron, Oral Roberts
Jr. // Midwest City, Okla.
Joseph Reis-Herron earns his first career Summit League Track and Field Athlete of the Week award after his performance at the MSSU Bill Williams/Bob Laptad Invite. Reis-Herron ran the fastest time (10.47) in The Summit League since 2011 on his way to claiming the 100-meter dash title at the meet. The junior's time is tied for 65th in the NCAA this season. He also contributed to a third-place finish in the 4x100-meter relay.
Alex Renner, North Dakota State
So. // Ipswich, Suffolk, England
Alex Renner is named Summit League Track and Field Athlete of the Week for the second time of his career and second time this season after his performance at the Drake Relays. Renner set a North Dakota State record in the shot put, posting a distance of 59-11.75 (18.28m). The mark places him atop The Summit League chart this season in the event and placed him fifth in the loaded field at the meet. The top-four finishers at the Drake Relays all placed in the top 30 nationally while Renner's mark is 42nd-best in the NCAA this season.
Also nominated: Mach Dojiok, South Dakota; Dakota Dubbs, IUPUI; Cullen Mack, South Dakota State.
Previous honorees: March 24 – Justin Estala, Oral Roberts/Tyler Parker, North Dakota State; March 31 – Cody Snyder, South Dakota; April 7 – Matti Mortimore, North Dakota State; April 14 – Alex Renner, North Dakota State; April 21 – Matti Mortimore, North Dakota State/
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In its fourth decade of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of over 120,000 at nine institutions, including four located in top 60 U.S. metro populations and two land-grant universities. Member institutions include: Denver (University of Denver), Fort Wayne (Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne), IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis), North Dakota State University, Omaha (University of Nebraska Omaha), Oral Roberts University, the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and Western Illinois University. Previously known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League rebranded in 2007 and has since produced eight NCAA Champions along with over 65 All-Americans, 60 Academic All-America selections and numerous former student-athletes competing at the highest professional level. For more information about the league and to "See The Summit", visit www.thesummitleague.org, follow on Twitter @thesummitleague, download The Summit League's Front Row app, and watch the weekly "Inside The Summit League" show at www.thesummitleague.org/itsl.