Running man: Lange named GLIAC Track Athlete of the Week

Michigan Tech track and field runner Sam Lange competes during the Phil Esten Challenge on Saturday in La Crosse, Wisconsin. He set a season-best time during the 1,500m race, which he also won. (Photo courtesy of Michigan Tech University)

HOUGHTON — Michigan Tech track & field junior Sam Lange has been named the GLIAC Track Athlete of the Week, the league office announced Monday. The honor is the first of his career at Tech.

Lange, a native of Washington, Illinois, continued his unbeaten season with a season’s best time in the 1,500m at the Phil Esten Challenge on Saturday, clocking an NCAA Provisional qualifying time of 3:48.38. The win marked his fourth win of the outdoor campaign.

Lange and the rest of the GLIAC roster will compete in the GLIAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships hosted by Grand Valley State on May 1-3.


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