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)