Feb. 15, 2010
The conference office announced on Monday the sixth weekly men’s indoor track and field awards for meets through February 8-14. Wisconsin’s Craig Miller picked up the weekly award on the track while Indiana’s Jeff Coover received Field Athlete of the Week accolades.
Track Athlete of the Week:
Craig Miller, Wisconsin
Sr. - Lancaster, Pa. - Manheim Township
Wisconsin’s Craig Miller jumped to the top of the Big Ten standings and vaulted to the No. 2 position nationally with an NCAA automatic qualifying run of 7:49.94 in the invitational 3,000 meters at the Husky Classic last week. The time was good enough for runner-up honors and is the best mark by any Badger in program history. It was the second school record performance in as many races this season for the six-time All-American, who opened the season by running a converted 3:58.98 in the mile. The selection marks the second weekly laurel for Miller this season.
Last Wisconsin Indoor Athlete of the Week: Craig Miller (Feb. 1, 2010)
Field Athlete of the Week:
Jeff Coover, Indiana
Sr. - La Jolla, Calif. – LaJolla
Senior Jeff Coover captured the Tyson pole vault title for the second-consecutive year with an NCAA auto standard mark of 5.50m (18-0.5). The California native matched his season and career-high, which is the third-best clearance in school history. Coover was the only jumper to clear the height in a field that saw six clear NCAA qualifying heights. This is the second weekly laurel of the season for Coover.
Last Indiana Field Athlete of the Week: Jeff Coover (Feb. 1, 2010)