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DeForest's Andrew George earns WIAC weekly honor for men's track and field

DeForest's Andrew George earns WIAC weekly honor for men's track and field

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UW-Oshkosh junior Andrew George, a former DeForest High School athlete, was the men’s outdoor track athlete of the week in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference during the week of April 19-25, according to a WIAC release.

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George is from Windsor.

George turned in this season’s second-best NCAA Division III performance in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with his third-place run at the Hillsdale College GINA Relays on April 23-25 in Hillsdale, Michigan, according to the release. 

George finished the race in 9 minutes, 7.68 seconds. Noah Schaub from Malone University (Ohio) won the event of 39 participants with a time of 9:05.42, while Neil O’Brien from Trine University (Ind.) finished second in 9:06.98.

The WIAC athletes of the week honor is sponsored by Kwik Trip.

UW-Oshkosh sophomore Joshua Rivers was the men’s outdoor field athlete of the week.

Area athletes among those nominated included UW-Stevens Point senior Dylan Delaney (Sauk Prairie) and UW-Whitewater senior Daustin Martin (Jefferson).

UW-Whitewater senior first baseman Connor Moroder was the baseball position player of the week.

Others nominated included area players Brennan Schmitt (Middleton), a UW-La Crosse senior third baseman, and Kasey Bass (Sun Prairie), a UW-Stout senior first baseman.

UW-La Crosse junior Molly Larsen (Tomah) was the women’s golf athlete of the week.

UW-La Crosse sophomore Emma Lawrence of Benton (Benton/Scales Mound/Shullsburg) was the women’s outdoor track athlete of the week.

UW-Platteville junior Brianna Leahy of Shullsburg (Shullsburg) was the women’s outdoor field athlete of the week.

UW-Stevens Point junior outfielder Maddie Candre was the softball position player of the week.

UW-La Crosse senior pitcher Sydne Shattuck was the softball pitcher of the week.

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Jon Masson covers high school sports for the Wisconsin State Journal. He has covered a variety of sports — including the Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin men's and women's basketball and volleyball — since he first came to the State Journal in 1999.

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