Ohio State and Indiana Garner Weekly Track and Field Awards
March 30, 2011
Park Ridge, Ill. -
The conference office announced on Wednesday the weekly men's outdoor track and field awards. Ohio State's Thomas Murdaugh was recognized as Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week, while Indiana's Derek Drouin earned the nod as Field Athlete of the Week honoree.
Track Athlete of the Week:
Ohio State's Thomas Murdaugh took home first place in the 400-meter run last weekend as the Buckeyes competed in the inaugural Big Ten/SEC Challenge. Murdaugh crossed the finish line with a time of 46.41, the fourth-fastest time in the nation so far this season. The Dublin, Ohio, native also anchored the Buckeye 4x400-meter relay team to a second-place finish in 3:07.73, the eighth-fastest time nationally and first in the Big Ten. Murdaugh contributed a total of 18 points toward the Big Ten's cumulative point total, helping the Big Ten squads to a 399-337 victory over the competing SEC teams.
Last Ohio State Track Athlete of the Week: Jeff See (April 28, 2010)
Field Athlete of the Week:
Derek Drouin earned two first-place finishes last weekend at the Big Ten/SEC Challenge, helping the Big Ten teams to a 399-337 win over the competing SEC squads. The junior cleared 2.23 meters (7-3.75) in the high jump, tying the lead for the highest mark in the nation so far this season and first in the Big Ten. The Corunna, Ontario, native also won the 110-meter hurdles in a time of 14.31 seconds, which ranks 18th nationally and leads the conference.
Last Indiana Field Athlete of the Week: Derek Drouin (April 28, 2010)
2011 Men's Outdoor Track and Field Athletes of the Week
March 23 T: No selection