FREELAND, MICH. -- Trine University outdoor track and field thrower Nicholas Gerber (Goshen, Ind./Goshen) has been named this week's Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association "Field Athlete of the Week."
Gerber finished first in the hammer throw this past weekend at the Gina Relays hosted by Hillsdale (Mich.) College as the Thunder finished 12th overall as a team out of a field of 27 teams. Gerber posted a winning distance of 174' 10.00" in the event to finish first of 39 individuals.
In addition to competing in the hammer, Gerber also competed in the shot put and finished 13th overall after a best toss of 45' 0.25".
Trine will next set its sights on the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Outdoor Championship hosted by Hope (Mich.) College beginning on Thursday, May 2 in Holland, Mich. The day is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m.