Feb. 12, 2008
Men's Co-Track Athletes of the Week
Jack Bolas, Wisconsin
So., Chapel Hill, N.C. / Chapel Hill
Bolas broke the 30-year old Wisconsin school mile record, winning the event at the Meyo Invitational. His time of 3:59.40 bettered the old mark by one second and hit the NCAA automatic qualifying standard. Bolas' time currently leads the Big Ten and ranks fifth nationally. The sophomore earns his first career weekly honor.
Last WIS Track Athlete of the Week: Demi Omole (2/13/07)
Gakologelwang Masheto, Illinois
Jr., Muan, Botswana / University of Botswana
At the New Balance Collegiate Invitational, Masheto set a new NCAA record in the 500-meters in a winning time of 1:00.82. The record was previously held by Navy's Michael Greene (1:00.84) set in 1987. The Botswana native garners his second-consecutive weekly award and as many in his indoor career.
Last ILL Track Athlete of the Week: Gakologelwang Masheto (2/5/08)
Men's Field Athlete of the Week
Lenny Jatsek, Ohio State
Sr., Walton Hills, Ohio / Trinity
Jatsek defeated all weight throwers at the Meyo Invitational with an NCAA provisional qualifying toss of 64-11.25 (19.79m). Jatsek has the second-best heave in the conference behind Purdue's Jon Pullum. The Buckeye senior picks up his second career weekly accolade.
Last OSU Track Athlete of the Week: Lenny Jatsek (1/24/06)