By Datti Jinkiri
Mississippi College track and field athlete Christian Balcer was named GSC Indoor Track and Field Freshman of the Week today. Balcer is the second Choctaw – after fellow freshman Wesley Gibbs – to earn the award this indoor track and field season. The Hurley, Mississippi native also won this award twice during the cross country season.
Balcer helped the Choctaws win the Emory Crossplex Showdown by finishing first in the the 5,000 meters on Saturday. He also set the meet record with a time of 14:55.16. Balcer’s win was one of the Choctaws’ seven event wins last weekend.
Balcer and the Choctaws will continue their indoor season at the Samford Open in Birmingham this weekend.