April 4, 2005
Athlete of the Week
Nathan Vadeboncoeur, Illinois
SO, Winnepeg, Manitoba/College Jean Sauve
Vadeboncoeur claims his first-ever Athlete of the Week award after winning three events to help lead the Fighting Illini to a dual meet win over host California. The sophomore qualified for the NCAA regional meet posting a personal best in the 200 meters (21.02), while also crossing the line first in the 400 meters (46.63). In addition, the Winnepeg, Manitoba native ran a leg on the winning 4x400-meter relay team that clinched the meet victory for Illinois (3:08.95). The Illini defeated the Golden Bears, 100-97.