Big Ten Honors First Outdoor Athletes of the Week for 2008 Season

March 25, 2008

Men's Track Athlete of the Week

Nate Larkin, Wisconsin
So., Glen Ellyn, Ill. / Glenbard West
Larkin took home top honors in the 110-meter high hurdles at the Clemson Relays last weekend.  His time of 14.36 was a mere .06 seconds off the regional qualifying standard and one-tenth of a second off his personal best time.  The sophomore picks up his first career weekly honor.

Last WIS Track Athlete of the Week: Demi Omole (5/1/07)

Men's Field Athlete of the Week

Paul Hoplin, Minnesota
Fr., Grand Forks, N.D. / Red River

In his first collegiate meet, Hoplin fired off a javelin throw of 214-9 (65.46m.) to secure first place at the Clemson Relays.  His heave qualifies him for the Midwest Regional Meet and places him third on the school's all-time performance list.  The freshman is honored with his first career weekly award.

Last MINN Athlete of the Week: Derek Gearman (4/17/07)