Illinois and Penn State Take Home Men's Outdoor Track & Field Weekly Awards

Penn State's Steve Waithe

April 16, 2014

Rosemont, Ill. -

Track Athlete of the Week
Vanier Joseph, Illinois
Sr. – Redford, Mich. – Thurston  

  • Posted a first-place finish in the 110-meter hurdles (13.41) at the Illinois Twilight
  • His time is the second-fastest in school history and ranks first in the nation this season
  • Collects the second outdoor track weekly award of his career and first of the season
  • Last Illinois Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week: Vanier Joseph (March 27, 2013)

Field Athlete of the Week
Steve Waithe, Penn State
Jr. – Parkville, Md. – Loch Raven

  • Registered a first-place effort in the triple jump at the Bison Classic last weekend
  • His mark of 16.04 meters is currently first in the Big Ten and fourth in the country this season
  • Earns the first Big Ten Outdoor Field weekly award of his career
  • Last Penn State Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week: Jon Hendershot (May 8, 2013)

2014 Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week

March 19             T: Andrew Kendrick, Sr., PUR
                                F: Coy Blair, So., PUR
March 26             T: Nolan Fife, Jr., IND
                                F: Zach Siegmeier, Sr., MINN
April 2                   T: Levi Gibson, So., NEB
                                F: Billy Stanley, So., OSU
April 9                   T: Mason Ferlic, So., MICH
                                F: Billy Stanley, So., OSU
April 16                 T: Vanier Joseph, Sr., ILL
                                F: Steve Waithe, Jr., PSU