Feb. 2, 2009
BELLINGHAM, Wash. -
Western Washington University men's distance runner Jordan Welling has been named the Great Northwest Athletic Conference indoor track and field Male Athlete of the Week for Jan. 25-31.
Welling, a sophomore from Burlington (graduate of Burlington-Edison High School), set GNAC and school records in the men's 3,000 meters Saturday at the University of Washington Invitational. He cut nearly 12 seconds off of the previous marks with a time of 8:19.80. That converts to a GNAC season-best mark of 14:23.67 in the 5,000.
Last fall, Welling earned All-America honors as he helped Western place 10th at the NCAA Division II National Championships.