Dakota Wesleyan University's Kamberlyn Lamer was named the Great Plains Athletic Conference women's field athlete of the year on Thursday. The top Track and Field performances of the meet and the coach of the year honors were voted on by the league coaches. GPAC athlete of the year honors went to the highest individual point scorers in the meet.
The senior recently won the heptathlon at the GPAC meet in Yankton, while also receiving the women's field athlete of the meet.
She finished the event with 5,017 points, which is a new conference record and is currently good enough for tops in the NAIA. At the conference meet, Lamer set the women's heptathlon 100-meter hurdles record in 14.28 seconds. The old record was 15.10. She also set the women's heptathlon long jump record with a leap of 17-11.50.
Lamer took first place in the 200-meter dash, 100-meter hurdles, long jump and javelin throw in the heptathlon. She finished with a time of 25.34 seconds in the 200-meter dash, 14.28 in the 100-meter hurdles, and a mark of 17-11.5 feet in the long jump and 124-03 in the javelin throw.
The DWU track and field team will compete in the Concordia University Twilight today. The NAIA outdoor track and field meet is May 23-25 in Gulf Shores, Alabama.