Jan. 10, 2011
Park Ridge, Ill. -
The conference office announced on Monday the first weekly women's indoor track and field awards of the 2011 season. Ohio State's Madison McNary was tabbed Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week, while Indiana's Faith Sherrill earned the nod as Field Athlete of the Week.
Track Athlete of the Week
Madison McNary - Ohio State
Jr. - Tarpon Springs, Fla. - Palm Harbor University
Madison McNary captured her first weekly award after winning the 60-meter dash and the 200-meter dash at the Buckeye Classic last Friday. In her first meet as a Buckeye, the Tarpon Springs, Fla., native won the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.42, which is the nation's third-best time so far this season. McNary's time also set a new personal record and is the fourth-fastest indoor time in school history. The junior continued her success in the 200-meters where she posted a time of 24.05, marking the second-fastest time in the country so far this season.
Last Ohio State Track Athlete of the Week: Letecia Wright (Feb. 22, 2010)
Field Athlete of the Week
Faith Sherrill - Indiana
Sr. - Ft. Wayne, Ind. - Northrop
Senior Faith Sherrill changed the Indiana records book after her throw of 18.00 meters broke the Big Ten record by 2 feet and 6.50 inches, her school record by 3 feet, 11.25 inches, the Gladstein Fieldhouse record by 3.5 inches and bettered the automatic qualifying standard by 3 feet, 7.25 inches. Sherrill is the only Division I thrower to surpass 17 meters. The Ft. Wayne, Ind., native's throw made her the 10th all-time collegiate athlete to have reached the 18-meter mark, which stands as the 10th-best in collegiate history. This honor marks the second weekly award in Sherrill's career and the first for the Hoosiers since she won the award last January.
Last Indiana Field Athlete of the Week: Faith Sherrill (Jan. 11, 2010)