April 29, 2008
Men's Track Athlete of the Week
Brandon Bethke, Wisconsin
So., Lake Forest, Calif. / El Toro
Bethke was the top collegian in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Oregon Relays last weekend. His regional qualifying time of 8:48.66 is a new personal best and currently ranks sixth in the country. His performance also ranks second in the Big Ten this season behind teammate Ryan Gasper. The sophomore earns his first career outdoor track Athlete of the Week accolade.
Last WIS Track Athlete of the Week: Nate Larkin (3/25/08)
Men's Field Athlete of the Week
Aaron Studt, Minnesota
So., Ripon, Wis. / Ripon
Studt claimed the shot put title at the Drake Relays with a monster throw of 60-8 (18.49). This distance is Studt's third 60 foot-plus throw in as many meets and once again qualified him for the NCAA regionals. The sophomore currently has the sixth best throw in the country which he set last week at the Tommie Twilight Meet. The Ripon, Wis., native takes home his second weekly laurel of the season and his career.
Last MINN Athlete of the Week: Aaron Studt (4/22/08)