Mastodons sweep #SummitITF weekly awards

Nick Derickson broke a program record in the 1,000-meters to garner the first weekly award of his career.
Nick Derickson broke a program record in the 1,000-meters to garner the first weekly award of his career.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- The second week of The Summit League indoor track and field season is in the books and Purdue Fort Wayne took home all four individual titles saw a trio of Mastodons break school records at the Strive For Greatness Invitational. The Mastodons' Nick Derickson and Luke Beehler won the men's track and field weekly honors while Brayden Langdon and Allyssa Hennessey took home the awards on the women's side.

For the second week in a row, Purdue Fort Wayne's Derickson broke a school record in the 600m run at the Strive for Greatness Invitational with a time of 1:27.99. Derickson beat his previous best by six seconds.

The Mastodons' Beehler broke the school record in the long jump with a new mark of 6.71m and an eighth-place overall finish. Last week, Beehler set the previous school record at the season-opening Mastodon Opener

On the women's side, Langdon won the 1000m run with a school-record time of 3:31.05. The Van Wet, Ohio native also finished 10th in the 800m run with a time of 2:30.66. Rounding out the awards list is Hennessey in the high jump, as the freshman placed third with a personal-best leap of 1.62 meters in just her second collegiate appearance.

Nick Derickson, Purdue Fort Wayne

So | Distance | Fort Wayne, Ind.

  • Collected his first career athlete of the week accolade
  • Broke a school record for the second week in a row in the 600m run at the Strive for Greatness Invitational
  • Clocked a time of 1:27.99, beating his previous best by six seconds

Previous winners: Nick Wessels (South Dakota State)

Luke Beehler, Purdue Fort Wayne

Fr | Jumps | Lakeville, Ind.

  • Earned his first career athlete of the week accolade
  • Broke the school record in the long jump with a new mark of 6.71m and an eighth-place overall finish
  • Set previous school record at the season-opening Mastodon Opener

Previous winners: Trevor Otterdahl (North Dakota State)

Brayden Langdon, Purdue Fort Wayne

Fr | Distance | Van Wert, Ohio

  • Notched her first career athlete of the week award
  • Won the 1000m with a school-record time of 3:31.05
  • Finished 10th in the 800m run with a time of 2:30.66

Previous winners: Sasha Wells (Oral Roberts)

Allyssa Hennessey, Purdue Fort Wayne

Fr | Jumps | Crown Point, Ind.

  • Captured her first career athlete of the week honor
  • Placed third in the high jump with a personal-best leap of 1.62m in her second collegiate appearance

Previous winners: Akealy Moton (North Dakota State)

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