Feb. 22, 2010
The conference office announced on Monday the seventh weekly women’s indoor track and field awards for meets through February 15-21. Ohio State’s Letecia Wright and Purdue’s Briana Neumann received the nod for Track and Field Athletes of the Week, respectively, for their efforts in the final tune up before the Big Ten Championships last week.
Track Athlete of the Week:
Letecia Wright, Ohio State
Jr. - Baltimore, Md. - Western
Junior Letecia Wright posted two personal records and first-place finishes last Friday at the Buckeye Tune-up. Her top performance came in the 60-meter hurdles, where she blew away the field with a time of 8.23, the eighth-best in the NCAA this season and fastest in the Big Ten. The Baltimore, Md., native followed that performance with a 7.52 sprint in the 60-meter dash, the fourth-best in the conference this season. The selection marks the first Indoor Track Athlete of the Year award for Wright’s career and is also the first weekly laurel for Buckeye sprinter this season.
Last Ohio State Indoor Athlete of the Week: Ayrizanna Favours (Feb. 20, 2007)
Field Athlete of the Week:
Brianna Neumann, Purdue
Sr. - Fort Wayne, Ind. - Northrop
Purdue senior Brianna Neumann tied both the indoor school record and the Lambert Fieldhouse record in the women's pole vault on Saturday, winning the Boilermaker Invitational with a mark of 4.25 meters (13-11.25). The mark matches the NCAA automatic qualifying standard and locks up a trip to her first career NCAA Indoor Championship.
Last Purdue Field Athlete of the Week: Brianna Neumann (Feb. 8, 2010)