Minnesota Sweeps Weekly Track and Field Awards

Feb. 21, 2011

Park Ridge, Ill. -
The conference office announced on Monday the weekly men's indoor track and field awards. Minnesota's Ryan Todhunter earned the nod as Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week, while teammate Micah Hegerle is recognized as the Field Athlete of the Week honoree.

Track Athlete of the Week
Ryan Todhunter - Minnesota
So. - Grand Forks, N.D. - Ried River

Minnesota's Ryan Todhunter earns his first weekly award of his career after placing first in the 60-meter hurdles last weekend at the Snowshoe Open. Todhunter set a career-best time of 8.00, which matches the third best mark in Golden Gopher history and currently ranks seventh among the conference.

Last Minnesota Track Athlete of the Week: Ibrahim Kabia (Feb. 12, 2009)

Field Athlete of the Week
Micah Hegerle - Minnesota
So. - Dodge Center, Minn. - Kasson-Mantorville

Micah Hegerle earns his second weekly award this season after leading Minnesota at the Snowshoe Open last weekend by posting a new school-record and NCAA provisional mark in the weight throw. The sophomore earned first place with a toss of 71-3 1/2, which set a new school record. The mark also ranks as the second best throw in the country so far this season and currently is the top mark in the conference.

Last Minnesota Field Athlete of the Week: Ben Peterson (Feb. 14, 2011)

2011 Men's Indoor Track and Field Athletes of the Week

Dec. 14
T: No selection
F: Cody Marshall, Fr., OSU
Jan. 10
T: Justin Austin, So., IOWA
F: Derek Drouin, Jr., IND
Jan. 17
T: Thomas Murdaugh, Jr., OSU
F: Micah Hegerle, So., MINN
Jan. 24
T: Andy Bayer, So., IND
F: David Fraker, Fr., ILL
Jan. 31
T: Andy Bayer, So., IND
F: Matt DeChant, Jr., OSU
Feb. 7
T: Maverick Darling, So., WIS
F: Blake Eaton, Sr., PSU
Feb. 14
T: Andrew Riley, Jr., ILL
F: Derek Drouin, Jr., IND
F: Ben Peterson, Sr., MINN
Feb. 21
T: Ryan Todhunter, So., MINN
F: Micah Hegerle, So., MINN