Wakefield Native Honored With NSIC Elite 18 Award

Wakefield Native Honored With NSIC Elite 18 Award
Courtesy of Wayne State Athletics.

WAYNE – During Saturday’s awards ceremony of the 2022 NSIC Cross Country Championships, a northeast Nebraskan was recognized.

According to a release from Wayne State Athletics, Gabe Peitz was announced as the recipient of the Elite 18 Award.

The NSIC Elite 18 Award is presented to the student athlete with the highest cumulative grade point average participating at the finals site for each of the NSIC’s 18 Championships and Peitz is the first Wayne State men’s cross country runner to earn the award.

Peitz, a junior from Wakefield, maintains a 4.00 grade point average majoring in pre-med and chemistry. This season, Peitz has competed in all six meets for the Wildcats. He has a season-best finish of 21st at the Wildcat Classic and recorded a personal best time of 27:37.8 in the 8K at the Defender Holiday Inn Express Classic at Dordt University on October 8, 2022.

Peitz ran a time of 29:14.20 to finish 107th during Saturday’s NSIC Cross Country Championships at the Wayne Country Club.

Peitz is also in his second year serving on the Student Athlete Advisory Committee at Wayne State College.