University of Southern Indiana sophomore Titus Winders and freshman Kaylee Lane have been named the Great Lakes Valley Conference Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track Athletes of the Week, respectively. Both awards were announced by the league office Thursday afternoon.
Winders placed second in the mile at the UAB Vulcan Invitational with an NCAA II provisional qualifying time of 4 minutes, 10.94 seconds. Winders set an 11-second personal best and his mile time currently sits as the fifth-fastest in the nation. Winders has now been dubbed the GLVC Track Athlete of the Week twice already for the indoor track and field season.
This is the fifth GLVC weekly honor Winders has received in his USI running career. He now boasts two GLVC Runner of the Week awards in cross country (October 2018 and October 2019) along with his two GLVC Track Athlete of the Week awards (December 2018, December 2019, January 2020).
Lane finished sixth at the UAB Vulcan Invitational in the 400 meters with a time of 58.44 seconds. Lane’s 400m time currently ranks second amongst her GLVC competition. This is the first GLVC weekly honor Lane has received in her USI running career. Lane is the first woman sprinter in school history to receive such honors and is the first woman to receive GLVC Track Athlete of the Week honors since Julia Kohnen in February 2015
Up Next: USI returns to action on Jan.18 for the John Craft Invitational held in Charleston, Illinois.