Track and Field: Supinski earns MIAC Elite 22 Award
MOORHEAD--David Supinski added one of the top conference academic awards to his growing list of athletic achievements. The Concordia College sophomore was named the winner of the MIAC Elite 22 Award for academic excellence in men's indoor track a...
MOORHEAD-David Supinski added one of the top conference academic awards to his growing list of athletic achievements.
The Concordia College sophomore was named the winner of the MIAC Elite 22 Award for academic excellence in men's indoor track and field.
Supinski, a Brainerd High School graduate, is a biology major who carries a 3.95 grade-point average. He earned the athletic part of the Elite 22 award by finishing second in the 600 meters at the MIAC indoor meet. It marked the first time he has earned all-conference honors at the indoor conference meet.
Supinski has had another record-breaking season in his second collegiate year. As a freshman, he broke the school record in the 600 meters and bettered that mark this year. Supinski also broke the school record in the 400 meters during the 2017 campaign.
His time at the conference meet was the second time he bettered his record in the 600 meters this year. He originally beat his 2016 mark Feb. 4 at the Bison Open and beat that mark by .22/100ths of a second with his time of 1:21.45 at the MIAC meet.
Supinski also set the school record in the 400 meters at the Bison Open. He recorded a time of 49.49 to become the first athlete in Cobber history to break the 50-second barrier in the 400 meters. His time bettered the previous mark of 50.45 set by Josh Smith in 2008.
The MIAC Elite 22 award, announced after the conference indoor championship meet, honors the individual with the highest grade point average that is a sophomore, junior or senior who earns All-MIAC honors at the MIAC Indoor Track and Field Championship Meet.
The MIAC's Elite 22 Award, modeled after the NCAA's Elite 90 honor, is given to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average among competing teams at MIAC playoff championship games in team sports, and among all-conference honorees at MIAC championships in individual sports. According to the MIAC, student-athletes must have achieved sophomore status and be in at least their second seasons with their current team.