Indiana and Nebraska Take Home Men's Indoor Track & Field Weekly Awards

Jan. 23, 2012

Track Athlete of the Week

Andy Bayer, Indiana
Jr. – Leo, Ind. – Leo

  • Posted second-fastest time in the world, finishing as the top collegian time in the 3,000-meters at the Gladstein Invitational
  • Clocked a 7:58.85 event time, which ranks first in the NCAA
  • Earns his first Indoor Track and Field weekly award of the season and the fourth of his career
  • Last Indiana Indoor Track Athlete of the Week: Robby Nierman (Jan. 9, 2012)

Field Athlete of the Week

Luke Pinkelman, Nebraska
Sr. – Cozad, Neb. – Cozad

  • Placed first in the shot put with a mark of 19.39 meters at the adidas Classic
  • His shot put distance ranks first in the Big Ten and fourth in the nation, and is an NCAA-qualifying performance
  • Earns his first career Big Ten Indoor Track and Field weekly award
  • Last Nebraska Indoor Field Athlete of the Week: N/A


2011-12 Men’s Indoor Track and Field Athletes of the Week

Dec. 12       T: Kind Butler, Sr., IND

                  F: Olumide Olamigoke, Sr., IND

                  F: Heath Nickles, Jr., OSU


Jan. 9         T: Robby Nierman, So., IND

                  F: Michael McCarty, Sr., OSU

                  F: Hanif Johnson, Jr., PSU




Jan. 16       T: Robby Creese, Fr., PSU

                  F: Max Mays, Sr., OSU


Jan. 23       T: Andy Bayer, Jr., IND

                  F: Luke Pinkelman, Sr., NEB