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MIAA announces Men's Indoor Track and Field Athletes of the Week

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Pittsburg State's Jeff Piepenbrink has been named the MIAA Men's Field Athlete of the Week with Missouri Southern's Jeff Fraley being named MIAA Track Athlete of the Week.

MIAA Field Athlete of the Week
Jeff Piepenbrink, Pittsburg State


Piepenbrink posted the eighth best mark in NCAA Division II this season in the mens heptathlon at the MSSU Invitational Saturday (Feb. 7). The Jasper, Mo., compiled 5,135 points in the multi-events, placing third among collegians in the competition. His score was just six points short of his personal-best performance. The 6-2 vaulter is a native of Jasper, Mo. where he competed at Jasper High School.

Others nominated: George Charalambous, Central Missouri; Kalen Farr, Nebraska-Kearney; Jonathon Harris, Lindenwood; Kennan Harrison, Missouri Southern.

MIAA Track Athlete of the Week
Jeff Fraley, Missouri Southern


Fraley had a successful weekend competing at the MSSU Lion Invite. He won the 200m with a provisional time of 21.71, a full half-second in front of his nearest competitor. That time when adjusted for a banked track is 21.33, and is just .06 off an AQ in the event and it also ranks second nationally. He then went on to finish second in the 600 yard, turning in a time of 1:14.05.  Fraley finished off the meet by leading off on the MSSU 4x400m relay team that finished second in a time of 3:21.62. Fraley currently ranks third in the 60m, second in the 200m and second in the 400m nationally. The 5-9 senior sprinter is a native of St. Robert, Mo. where he competed at Waynesville High School.
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