Minnesota and Purdue Collect Women's Indoor Track and Field Weekly Awards

Jan. 20, 2014

Rosemont, Ill. -

Track Athlete of the Week
Alena Brooks, Minnesota
Sr. – Diego Martin, Trinidad – Diego Martin Gov’t Secondary   

  • Posted first-place finishes in both the 600-meter run (1:29.65) and 4x400-meter relay (3:53.66) at the Northwest Open
  • Her time in the 600-meter run broke the Northwest Open meet record and is currently first in the country this season
  • Earns the second Big Ten Indoor Track & Field weekly award of her career and first of the season
  • Last Minnesota Indoor Track Athlete of the Week: Alena Brooks (Feb. 4, 2013)

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

  • Broke school records in both the shot put (16.93 meters) and weight throw (22.35 meters) en route to first-place finishes in Purdue’s dual meet victory over Indiana  
  • Her mark in the weight throw currently ranks first in the nation, while her shot put score is third nationally
  • Collects the third Big Ten Indoor Track and Field weekly award of her career and second consecutive honor
  • Last Purdue Indoor Field Athlete of the Week: Dani Bunch (Jan. 13, 2014)

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
Jan. 20                  T: Alena Brooks, Sr., MINN
                                F: Dani Bunch, Sr., PUR