Big Ten Announces Weekly Indoor Track and Field Accolades
Jan. 12, 2009
Women’s Track Athlete of the Week
Tiffany Ofili, Michigan
Ofili kicked off her season with a bang at the Akron Quad this past Friday, winning all three of her events, including two sprints. Her winning times in the 60- and 200-meter dashes clocked in at 7.59 and 24.25, respectively. In the sand, Ofili leaped 19-11 (6.07m.), recording the meet’s best long jump. The two-time NCAA outdoor 100-meter hurdles champion brings home her fourth Big Ten indoor weekly honor.
Last Michigan Field Athlete of the Week: Nicole Edwards (2/19/08)
Women’s Co-Field Athletes of the Week
Tiffany Howard, Indiana
At the Indiana Open this past Saturday, Howard dominated the shot put with a winning toss of 51-11.25 (15.83m.). She bettered the second-place competitor by 76 centimeters and picked up an NCAA provisionally qualifying mark. Her distance is a new personal-best and currently ranks fourth on Indiana’s all-time top performance list. Howard receives her first career Big Ten Field Athlete of the Week award.
Last Indiana Indoor Field Athlete of the Week: Jacqueline Coleman (1/9/07)
Alicia Rue, Minnesota
Competing at the Norwest Open this past Saturday, Rue took home first place in the pole vault, wining the event by a foot. Her clearance of 13-3.5 (4.05m.) provisionally qualifies her for the NCAA meet in College Station, Texas. Rue, last year’s Big Ten indoor pole vault champion, is honored with her third weekly indoor award.
Last Minnesota Indoor Field Athlete of the Week: Liz Podominick (2/26/08)