MIAC Release

Meyer is Elite 22 winner for men's track and field

Mike Ludwig
May 16, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Phillip Meyer was named the MIAC Elite 22 winner for men's outdoor track and field after he won the 10,000 at the conference championships while maintaining a 3.923 GPA.

The MIAC Elite 22 Award recognizes the true essence of the student-athlete by honoring the individual who has reached the pinnacle of competition at the conference championship level in his or her sport, while also achieving the highest academic standard among his or her peers. Modeled after the NCAA Elite 89 Award, the MIAC Elite 22 Award is presented to the student-athlete with the highest grade point average (GPA) in each sport who meet similarly high, sport-specific athletic requirements.

Meyer won the 10K in 32:03.81, defeating teammate (and cross country Elite 22 winner Grant Wintheiser) by nearly five seconds on the Oles' home track earlier this month.

Meyer is one of four St. Olaf student-athletes to earn the Elite 22 honor this year, joining Wintheiser, Mike Schroeder (men's tennis) and Sam Daly (men's basketball).

Contact media relations specialist Mike Ludwig at (507) 786-3834 or ludwigm@stolaf.edu.