Minnesota and Penn State Earn Men's Outdoor Track & Field Weekly Laurels

Minnesota's Zach Siegmeier

May 7, 2014

Rosemont, Ill. -

Track Athlete of the Week
Brannon Kidder, Penn State
So. – Lancaster, Ohio – Lancaster

  • Broke a 27-year-old school record in the 1,500-meter run at the Payton Jordan Invite
  • His time of 3:38.82 leads the nation this season
  • Collects the second outdoor track weekly award of his career and first of the season
  • Last Penn State Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week: Casimir Loxsom (May 2, 2013)

Field Athlete of the Week
Zach Siegmeier, Minnesota
Sr. – Lakewood, Ill. – Crystal Lake Central  

  • Set a personal record en route to a first-place finish in the pole vault at the Musco Twilight
  • His mark of 5.51 meters ranks first in the Big Ten and tied for eighth in the NCAA this year
  • Earns the second Big Ten Outdoor Field weekly award of his career
  • Last Minnesota Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week: Zach Siegmeier (March 26, 2014)

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
April 23                 T: Miles Ukaoma, Sr., NEB
                                F: Babatunde Amosu, Jr., IOWA
April 30                 T: Vanier Joseph, Sr., ILL
                                F: Patrick Raedler, Sr., NEB
                                F: Darrell Hill, Jr., PSU
May 7                    T: Brannon Kidder, So., PSU
                                F: Zach Siegmeier, Sr., MINN