HOUGHTON, Mich. – Liz Bloch of the Michigan Tech women's track & field team has been selected as the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Track Athlete of the Week, announced by the conference office on Tuesday.
Bloch, a junior from St. Clair Shores, Michigan, highlighted the weekend at the Gina Relays for the Huskies by shattering the school record in the 1500 Meter Run with a time of 4:29.88. The time generated a sixth place finish in the championship round of the event. The previous school record was 4:35.22 which was set in 2015 by Deedra Irwin.
Bloch also claimed third in the championship section of the 800 Meter Run by hitting the line with a time of 2:12.07. She was just four seconds off the pace of Dillon McClintock from Michigan State who won the event with a time of 2:08.74.
Bloch is an NCAA Division II provisional qualifier in both the 1500 Meter Run and 800 Meter Run this season. She ranks 20th nationally in the 800 and is 23rd in the nation in the 1500. At the GLIAC level, Bloch boasts a ranking of second in the 800 and is third in the 1500.
Bloch and the Huskies will compete this week at the GLIAC Championships which are set to begin on Wednesday and run through Friday. This year's championship meet is being hosted by Ashland University.
The official GLIAC press release can be viewed by clicking here.