MITCHELL, S.D. - The Dakota Wesleyan University Tiger Athlete of the Week is Lydia Gerber, it was announced by the DWU athletic department Monday.
Gerber competed in the triple jump and long jump in the Sioux City Relays on Saturday. The Canton, S.D., native took home first place in the triple jump with a leap of 35-9.5 feet. Gerber also placed fourth in the long jump with a mark of 15-11.75.
The sophomore continues to make an impact for the Tigers. In her triple jump events, Gerber has tallied a sixth-place finish at the Dordt Invitational and a second-place finish at the Bronco Invite during her spring campaign. Gerber qualified nationally in the triple jump during the indoor season and placed 24th in the competition.
DWU will return to action at the Red Raider Open Friday and Saturday in Orange City, Iowa.