Pair of Gophers Named Women's Track and Field Athletes of the Week
March 25, 2009
Women’s Track Athlete of the Week
Elizabeth Yetzer, Minnesota
Yetzer pulled double duty at the Bulls Invitational this past weekend by claiming two event wins. Her 1,500-meter time of 4:25.35 qualifies her for the NCAA Midwest Regional in May. The sophomore also posted a top notch 800 time, winning the two lapper in 2:10.77. The Gophers pick up action again at the Stanford Invitational on April 3. Yetzer garners her first career weekly honor.
Last Minnesota Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week: Jamie Cheever (4/8/08)
Women’s Field Athlete of the Week
Kari Schmidt, Minnesota
Schmidt shined at the Bulls Invitational in Tampa Fl., this past weekend by launching the ninth-best hammer throw in school history. Her winning toss of 173-4 (52.83m.) set a new personal best. The senior also placed second in the shot put with a heave of 47-11 (14.60m.). Schmidt takes home her second career Big Ten Field Athlete of the Week award.
Last Minnesota Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week: Liz Podominick (5/13/08)