Jan. 22, 2008
Women's Track Athlete of the Week
Nicole Edwards, Michigan
Sr., Winnipeg, Manitoba/Vincent Massey
Competing at the Akron Quad, Edwards turned heads with her NCAA automatic qualifying mile run of 4:38.22 setting a new Stile Athletics Fieldhouse record by more than seven seconds and just missing her indoor school record by two seconds (4:36.08). The Wolverine co-captain also won the 800m. run meeting with an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 2:08.76. Under the guidance of Edwards, Michigan claimed the meet scoring 170 points. Edwards takes home her second career weekly honor.
Last MICH Track Athlete of the Week: Tiffany Ofili (1/15/08)
Women's Field Athlete of the Week
Alicia Rue, Minnesota
So., Plymouth, Minn./Armstrong
Rue smashed the school record in the pole vault by over three inches clearing a height of 13-05.25 (4.10m.) to claim first in the event at the Minnesota Open. Rue earns her second-consecutive weekly accolade and as many in her career.
Last MINN Field Athlete of the Week: Alicia Rue (1/15/08)