Wisconsin and Indiana Garner Weekly Indoor Track and Field Laurels

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)