Hays' Rathke earns weekly honor in GPAC
By The Hays Daily News
HASTINGS, Neb. -- Hays High School graduate Tyler Rathke was named the Men's Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week by the Great Plains Athletic Conference and Hauff Mid-America Sports this week.
Rathke, a senior at Hastings (Neb.) College, took home first place in the weight throw at the Prairie Wolf Invitational in Lincoln, Neb. on Jan. 24. His throw of 18.24 meters earned a standard national qualifying mark. The throw ranks second in the GPAC and third in NAIA this season.