Michigan, Ohio State and Minnesota Earn Weekly Awards

Ohio State's Veronica Jatsek threw an NCAA provisional mark of 20.71m. at the Kentucky Invitational

Ohio State's Veronica Jatsek threw an NCAA provisional mark of 20.71m. at the Kentucky Invitational

Jan. 15, 2008

Women's Track Athlete of the Week

Tiffany Ofili, Michigan

Jr., Ypsilanti, Mich./Ypsilanti

Ofili earned an NCAA automatic qualifying time in the 60-meter hurdles finishing second in 8.05 sec. which ties a personal and Michigan indoor best.  The junior also placed third in the 200m. dash setting another personal best with a time of 24.32.  This is Ofili's second career weekly honor.

 

Last MICH Track Athlete of the Week: Nicole Edwards (02/13/07)

 


 

 

Women's Co-Field Athletes of the Week

Veronica Jatsek, Ohio State

Sr., Walton Hills, Ohio/Trinity

Jatsek threw an NCAA provisional distance in the 20-lb. weight throw at the Kentucky Invitational last weekend measuring 67-11.5 (20.71m).  The Buckeye senior won the event by nearly eight feet over the second-place competitor.  Jatsek is honored with her second career weekly award.

 

Last OSU Field Athlete of the Week: Veronica Jatsek (02/20/07)

 

Alicia Rue, Minnesota

So., Plymouth, Minn./Armstrong

Rue won the pole vault event at the Northwest Open with a NCAA provisional height of 12-11.5 (3.95m).  Her performance marks an indoor career-best and second-best in school history.  The sophomore takes home her first career weekly laurel. 

 

Last MINN Field Athlete of the Week:  Liz Alibi (01/23/07)