Ohio State and Purdue Take Home Women's Outdoor Track & Field Weekly Honors

March 20, 2013

Track Athlete of the Week
Alexis Franklin, Ohio State
Fr. – Hawthorn Woods, Ill. – Lake Zurich

  • Placed first in the 400-meter hurdles (59.28) at the Shamrock Invitational, which ranks first in the Big Ten and second in the NCAA this season
  • Finished third in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 13.79
  • Earns the first outdoor track and field weekly award of her career
  • Last Ohio State Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week: Christina Manning (April 25, 2012)

Field Athlete of the Week
Emily Becker, Purdue
Jr. – Berlin, Germany – Pleasant Plains

  • Finished first in the heptathlon (4,363) at the Shamrock Invitational
  • Her heptathlon score ranks first in the conference this season
  • Earns her first Big Ten outdoor track and field weekly award
  • Last Purdue Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week: Leah Eber (Feb. 6, 2012)


2013 Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Athletes of the Week

March 20
T: Alexis Franklin, Fr., OSU
F: Emily Becker, Jr., PUR