Weekly Track and Field Honors Announced

Iowa's Andy Napier claimed the 3,000-meter steeplechase crown at the Auburn Tiger Classic, posting a 9:03.85.

Iowa's Andy Napier claimed the 3,000-meter steeplechase crown at the Auburn Tiger Classic, posting a 9:03.85.

April 8, 2008

Men's Co-Track Athletes of the Week

Andy Napier, Iowa
Jr., Antioch, Ill. / Antioch
Napier won the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Auburn Tiger Classic with a regional-qualifying and career-best time of 9:03.85.  The mark also ranks seventh all-time on Iowa's best performers list.  The junior distance runner takes home his first career weekly accolade.

Last IOWA Track Athlete of the Week: Micah VanDenend (4/3/07)

Samuel Borchers, Penn State
Fr., Yellow Springs, Ohio / Yellow Springs

Borchers provided a powerful kick in the 800-meter run on the legendary Hayward Track to claim the event with a regional-qualifying and career-best time of 1:49.94.  The Nittany Lions finished second to host Oregon in the Pepsi Team Challenge.  The freshman picks up his first career weekly laurel.

Last PSU Track Athlete of the Week: Steve Meyers (4/25/07)

Men's Field Athlete of the Week

Ben Harpenau, Purdue
Jr., Tell City, Ind. / Tell City

Harpenau surpassed the U.S. Olympic Trial and NCAA Mideast Regional qualifying standards with a career-best hammer throw of 210-09 (64.23), claiming first-place honors at the Mike Poehlein Invitational.  The junior's mark is the fourth-longest heave in school history.  The Tell City, Ind., native garners his second career Big Ten Field Athlete of the Week award.

Last PUR Athlete of the Week: Ben Harpenau (3/27/07)