Illinois, Indiana and Penn State Take Home Women's Indoor Track and Field Weekly Accolades




Jan. 14, 2013

Track Co-Athlete of the Week
Samantha Murphy, Illinois
Jr. – Perth, Ontario – St. John Catholic

  • Posted an NCAA-leading time of 1:30.59 in the 600-meter run at the Illini Open
  • Her effort ranks second in school history
  • Earns the first indoor track & field award of her career
  • Last Illinois Indoor Track Athlete of the Week: Melissa Bates (Jan. 25, 2010)

Kelsey Duerksen, Indiana
Sr. – Ann Arbor, Mich. – Pioneer

  • Placed first in the 800-meter run (2:11.89) and the mile (4:44.84) at the Indiana/Purdue dual
  • Her time in the mile ranks first in the Big Ten and third in the country, while her 800-meter effort is third in the conference and 13th in the NCAA this season
  • Earns the second indoor track & field award of her career
  • Last Indiana Indoor Track Athlete of the Week: Kelsey Duerksen (Dec. 12, 2012)

Field Athlete of the Week
Marlene Ricketts, Penn State
Jr. – Westbury, N.Y. – Westbury

  • Placed first in the triple jump (12.81 meters) and second in the long jump (5.75 meters) at the Nittany Lion Challenge
  • Her triple jump mark ranks first in the Big Ten and fourth in the country, while her long jump effort is third in the conference this season
  • Earns the first indoor track and field award of her career
  • Last Penn State Indoor Field Athlete of the Week: Gayle Hunter (Feb. 9, 2009)

 

2012-13 Women’s Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week

Dec. 12
T: Kelsey Duerksen, Sr., IND
F: Courtney Woodard, Sr., IND

Jan. 14
T: Samantha Murphy, Jr., ILL
T: Kelsey Duerksen, Sr., IND
F: Marlene Ricketts, Jr., PSU