Feb. 5, 2008
Women's Track Athlete of the Week
Briene Simmons, Penn State
Sr., Decatur, Ga./Columbia
Simmons racked up two provisional qualifying marks at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup, placing second in the 800-meter run and first in the 4x400m relay. Her 800m time of 2:07.84 currently ranks sixth in the country among collegiate competition. The senior aided her Nittany Lion squad to a meet victory, outscoring the second place team by 62.5 points. This marks the first career weekly honor for Simmons.
Last PSU Track Athlete of the Week: Dominique Blake (1/29/08)
Women's Field Athlete of the Week
Veronica Jatsek, Ohio State
Sr., Walton Hills, Ohio/Trinity
Jatsek tossed another NCAA provisional qualifying mark this weekend in the weight throw. Her first-place heave of 20.93m. currently ranks fourth in the country and first in the Big Ten. In the same meet, the senior placed second in the shot put with a hurl of 14.79m. This is Jatsek's third career weekly laurel.
Last OSU Field Athlete of the Week: Veronica Jatsek (1/16/08)