Ohio State and Purdue Take Home Women's Indoor Track and Field Weekly Awards




Jan. 13, 2014

Rosemont, Ill. -

Track Athlete of the Week
Chesna Sykes, Ohio State
Sr. – Columbus, Ohio – Bishop Hartley  

  • Posted two first-place finishes in the 60-meter dash (7.35 seconds) and 200-meter dash (24.93 seconds) at the Buckeye Classic
  • Her time in the 60-meter dash is currently tied for second in the nation this season
  • Earns the first Big Ten Indoor Track & Field weekly award of her career
  • Last Ohio State Indoor Track Athlete of the Week: Ashlee Abraham (Feb. 18, 2013)

Field Athlete of the Week
Dani Bunch, Purdue
Sr. – Mahomet, Ill. – Mahomet-Seymour

  • Recorded first-place efforts in both the shot put (16.92 meters) and weight throw (21.07 meters) at the Gene Edmonds Invite
  • Both scores currently rank second in the country this year, while her mark in the shot put is a Boilermaker record
  • Collects the second Big Ten Indoor Track and Field weekly award of her career
  • Last Purdue Indoor Field Athlete of the Week: Dani Bunch (Dec. 9, 2013)

2013-14 Women’s Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week
Dec. 9                    T: Megan Plenus, Jr., PUR
                                F: Dani Bunch, Sr., PUR
Dec. 16                 T: Arianne Raby, Sr., IND
                                F: Nina Gutermuth, So., IND
Jan. 13                  T: Chesna Sykes, Sr., OSU
                                F: Dani Bunch, Sr., PUR