Indiana, Nebraska, Penn State and Wisconsin Take Home Men's Outdoor Track & Field Weekly Awards




May 2, 2013

Co-Track Athletes of the Week
Casimir Loxsom, Penn State
Sr. – New Haven, Conn. – Wilbur Cross

  • Named Most Outstanding Athlete for Relay Events at the Penn Relays, helping Penn State to wins in the distance medley relay (9:24.68) and 4x800-meter relay (7:14.14)
  • Posted an 800-meter readout of 1:46.70 in the DMR before clocking a 1:46.30 split in the 4x800 relay
  • The DMR effort ranks first in the NCAA and sixth in Penn State history, while the 4x800 time bettered the field by over three seconds
  • Earns the fifth Big Ten outdoor track and field weekly award of his career and second this season
  • Last Penn State Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week: Casimir Loxsom (April 24, 2013)

Alex Hatz, Wisconsin
So. – Manlius, N.Y. – Fayetteville-Manlius

  • Recorded a first-place finish in the 1,500-meter run (3:39.87) at the Payton Jordan Invitational
  • His effort leads the Big Ten and ranks third in the NCAA this season
  • Earns the first Big Ten outdoor track and field weekly award of his career
  • Last Wisconsin Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week: Elliot Krause (April 24, 2013)

Co-Field Athletes of the Week
Derek Drouin, Indiana
Sr. – Corunna, Ontario – St. Patrick’s

  • Posted the best high jump mark in the 119-year history of the Penn Relays, clearing 2.33 meters en route to a first-place finish
  • Broke a 37-year old Franklin Field record held by two-time Olympic medalist and three-time world record holder Dwight Stones
  • Named the Men’s Individual Performer of the Meet
  • Earns the sixth Big Ten outdoor track and field weekly award of his career and third this season
  • Last Indiana Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week: Derek Drouin (April 24, 2013)

 

 

Chad Wright, Nebraska
Jr. – Kingston, Jamaica – Calabar

  • Placed second with a personal-best mark of 63.37 in the discus throw at the Triton Invitational
  • His effort ranks first all-time in the Big Ten and second in the nation this season
  • Earns the fourth Big Ten outdoor track and field weekly award of his career and second this season
  • Last Nebraska Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week: Chad Wright (April 17, 2013)

 

2013 Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Athletes of the Week

March 20             T: Alex Brend, Fr., MINN

                          F: Quentin Mege, Sr., MINN

March 27             T: Vanier Joseph, Jr., ILL

                         F: Michael Hartfield, Sr., OSU

April 3                 T: Harun Abda, Sr., MINN

                          F: Derek Drouin, Sr., IND

April 10               T: Justin Austin, Sr., IOWA

                         T: Brannon Kidder, Fr., PSU

                         F: Michael Hartfield, Sr., OSU

April 17               T: Robby Creese, So., PSU

                          F: Chad Wright, Sr., NEB

April 24               T: Casimir Loxsom, Sr., PSU

                         T: Elliot Krause, Sr., WIS

                         F: Derek Drouin, Sr., IND

May 2                 T: Casimir Loxsom, Sr., PSU

                         T: Alex Hatz, So., WIS

                         F: Derek Drouin, Sr., IND

                         F: Chad Wright, Sr., NEB