Illinois, Penn State and Wisconsin Win Men's Outdoor Track & Field Weekly Awards




May 2, 2012

Co-Track Athletes of the Week

Andrew Riley, Illinois
Sr. – Kingston, Jamaica – Calabar

  • Placed first in the 110-meter hurdles at the Penn Relays with a time of 13.55
  • Recorded a fifth-place finish in the 4x100-meter relay (39.78), posting the second-fastest time in the Big Ten
  • Earns the fourth outdoor track weekly award of his career and second this season
  • Last Illinois Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week: Andrew Riley (April 25, 2012)

Mohammed Ahmed, Wisconsin
Jr. – St. Catharines, Ontario – St. Catharines

  • Recorded the sixth-best time in the world and set a school record in the 10,000-meter run (27:34.64) at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational
  • His effort ranks first in the Big Ten and third in the nation, and meets the Olympic-qualifying standard
  • Earns the first outdoor track weekly award of his career
  • Last Wisconsin Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week: Elliot Krause (April 20, 2011)

Field Athlete of the Week

Joe Kovacs, Penn State
Sr. – Nazareth, Pa. – Bethlehem Catholic

  • Took first place in the shot put at the Penn Relays with a distance of 19.94 meters, which ranks first in the country
  • Moves into first all-time in the Penn State records book
  • Earns his third Big Ten outdoor track and field weekly award of the season and the fifth of his career
  • Last Penn State Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week: Joe Kovacs (April 18, 2012)