Indiana, Penn State and Wisconsin Take Home Final Weekly Track and Field Honors

Indiana's Kind Butler owns the fastest 100-meter time in the Big Ten, clocking a 10.35 seconds last weekend at the Billy Hayes Invitational.

May 11, 2011

Park Ridge, Ill. - The conference office announced on Wednesday the weekly men's outdoor track and field awards. Indiana's Kind Butler was recognized as Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week, while Penn State's Sean Reilly and Wisconsin's Dan Block received Co-Field Athlete of the Week accolades.

Track Athlete of the Week:
Kind Butler - Indiana
Jr. - Indianapolis, Ind. - Lawrence Central

Indiana's Kind Butler was the collegiate winner in the 100- and 200-meter dashes last weekend at the Billy Hayes Invitational. In the 100, he clocked a time of 10.35 seconds, which leads the Big Ten and is tied for second best in Indiana history. In the 200, he finished in a time of 21.07, which is a new personal record and ranks fourth in the Big Ten this season. This marks the first weekly track award of Butler's career and first for the Hoosiers this year.

Last Indiana Track Athlete of the Week: Andy Bayer (April 14, 2010)

Co-Field Athletes of the Week:
Sean Reilly - Penn State
So. - LaGrangeville, N.Y. - Arlington

Penn State's Sean Reilly earned a first-place finish in the high jump over the weekend at the Jim Thorpe Invitational. The sophomore cleared a career-best 7-0.25 feet to win the event. Reilly's clearance ranks third in the Big Ten this season and is also tied for the sixth-highest jump in Penn State history. The honor is the second weekly field award for the Nittany Lions this season and first of Reilly's career.

Last Penn State Field Athlete of the Week: Joe Kovacs (April 20, 2011)

Dan Block - Wisconsin
Fr. - Hanover Park, Ill. - Lake Park

Wisconsin's Dan Block finished first in the discus last weekend at the Wisconsin Twilight Invitational. Block's throw of 192.6 feet moved the freshman to sixth on the NCAA performance list. Block also surpassed his own school record and broke the 25-year-old facility record at the McClimon Complex. This marks the first weekly award of Block's career and first weekly field award for the Badgers this season.



Last Wisconsin Field Athlete of the Week: Mickey DeFilippio (May 6, 2009)

2011 Men's Outdoor Track and Field Athletes of the Week

March 23
T: No selection
F: Micah Hegerle, So., MINN
March 30
T: Thomas Murdaugh, Jr., OSU
F: Derek Drouin, Jr., IND
April 6
T: Chris DeSilva, Jr., ILL
F: Michael Hartfield, Jr., OSU
April 13
T: Erik Sowinski, Jr., IOWA
F: Cody Riffle, Fr., MICH
April 20
T: Elliot Krause, So., WIS
F: Brock Spandl, Sr., MINN
F: Joe Kovacs, Jr., PSU
April 27
T: Casimir Loxsom, So., PSU
F: Ben Peterson, Sr., MINN
May 4
T: Ryan Foster, Sr., PSU
F: Michael Hartfield, Jr., OSU
May 11
T: Kind Butler, Jr., IND
F: Sean Reilly, So., PSU
F: Dan Block, Fr., WIS