Indiana and Minnesota Take Home Men's Outdoor Track & Field Weekly Awards

April 3, 2013

Track Athlete of the Week
Harun Abda, Minnesota
Sr. – Fridley, Minn. – Fridley

  • Placed first in the 800-meter run (1:48.64) at the Stanford Invitational
  • His effort ranks first in the NCAA this season
  • Earns the first Big Ten outdoor track and field weekly award of his career
  • Last Minnesota Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week: Alex Brend (March 20, 2013)

Field Athlete of the Week
Derek Drouin, Indiana
Sr. – Corunna, Ontario – St. Patrick’s

  • Recorded the world’s best outdoor high jump mark this season at the Texas Relays, leaping 2.30 meters for a first-place finish
  • Bettered the second-place finisher by 1.25 inches to earn the title
  • Earns the fourth Big Ten outdoor track and field weekly award of his career and first this season
  • Last Indiana Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week: Derek Drouin (March 30, 2011)

2013 Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Athletes of the Week

March 20             T: Alex Brend, Fr., MINN

                          F: Quentin Mege, Sr., MINN

March 27             T: Vanier Joseph, Jr., ILL

                          F: Michael Hartfield, Sr., OSU

April 3                 T: Harun Abda, Sr., MINN

                          F: Derek Drouin, Sr., IND



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