Wisconsin and Penn State Earn Weekly Honors
Feb. 7, 2011
Park Ridge, Ill. -
The conference office announced on Monday the weekly men's indoor track and field awards. Wisconsin's Maverick Darling earned the nod as Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week, while Penn State's Blake Eaton is recognized as the Field Athlete of the Week honoree.
Track Athlete of the Week
Wisconsin's Maverick Darling opened his indoor season by winning the 3,000 meters at the GaREAT Collegiate Invitational with an automatic NCAA qualifying time on Saturday. Darling paced the field in 7:52.31 to earn his first-ever NCAA indoor championships bid in a time that ranks fourth nationally and second in the Big Ten this season. The sophomore's mark also ranks him fifth all-time at Wisconsin.
Last Wisconsin Track Athlete of the Week: Craig Miller (Feb. 15, 2010)
Field Athlete of the Week
Penn State's Blake Eaton tossed a personal indoor-best 18.93 meters in the shot put to win the Sykes-Sabock title for the second year in a row. Eaton's performance is also one of the top marks in the country this year, ranking eighth on the national list. This marks Eaton's first career weekly award.
Last Penn State Field Athlete of the Week: Ryan Fritz (May 12, 2010)
2011 Men's Indoor Track and Field Athletes of the Week