Michigan, Minnesota and Penn State Win Weekly Accolades
April 15, 2009
Men’s Co-Track Athlete of the Week
Adam Harris, Michigan
Harris set the new standard for Big Ten sprinters this past weekend, clocking the conference’s fastest time in the 100-meter dash, which also ranks eighth in the country. His winning times of 10.32 (100) and 21.16 (200) exceeded regionally qualifying standards as he guided the Wolverines past Ohio State in the annual “Dual Meet”. Harris also anchored the first-place Michigan 4x100-meter relay in a time of 41.02. The Wheaton, Ill., native, garners his second Big Ten Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week award.
Last Michigan Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week: Justin Switzer (5/13/08)
Ryan Foster, Penn State
Foster broke the tape in the 800-meter run at the Bison Outdoor Classic in the NCAA’s second-fastest time of the season at 1:48.79. Foster’s performance set a new Christy Mathewson Memorial Stadium record and ranks as the seventh-fastest half-mile in Penn State history. The 2009 Big Ten 800 meter leader also qualified for regionals as he earns his first career weekly accolade.
Last Penn State Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week: Clarence Smith (5/6/08)
Men’s Field Athlete of the Week
Aaron Studt, Minnesota
Studt launched a season-best shot put mark of 61-11.5 (18.88m.) at the Sun Angel Classic this past weekend. His third-place performance qualifies him for regionals, ranks sixth in the nation and stands as the best throw in the Big Ten this year. The All-American takes home his third career Big Ten Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week laurel.
Last Minnesota Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week: Matt Fisher (4/8/09)