March 21, 2006
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MEN'S TRACK & FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Karl Erickson, Minnesota
SR,Zombro Falls, Minn./Rochester Century
Erickson has been named the first Athlete of the Week for the 2006 outdoor season after posting two victories at the Bay Area Blast Off in San Francisco, Calif., last weekend. The senior recorded NCAA regional qualifying marks in both the shot put and discus events with marks of 18.52 and 55.86 (meters), respectively. This is his second outdoor weekly laurel as he also garnered the accolade on Mar. 24, 2003.
Erickson joins Minnesota's Liz Alabi as this week's Big Ten Athletes of the Week. Both Gophers earned individual titles in the shot put and discus and notched two regional qualifying distances each.