Illinois and Purdue Earn Women's Outdoor Track & Field Weekly Honors

March 27, 2013

Track Athlete of the Week
Ashley Spencer, Illinois
So. – Indianapolis, Ind. – Lawrence North

  • Placed first in the 100-meter dash with a personal-best time of 11.46 and second in the 400-meter hurdles (57.34) at the Texas State Elite Meet
  • Both times rank first in the Big Ten, while her 400-hurdles mark is second in the NCAA and the 100-dash effort is sixth
  • Earns the second outdoor track and field weekly award of her career and first this season
  • Last Illinois Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week: Ashley Spencer (March 21, 2012)

Field Athlete of the Week
Nikki Nunn, Purdue
Jr. – Chesterfield, Va. – Manchester

  • Finished first in the long jump (6.32 meters) at the SEC/Big Ten Challenge
  • Her mark is tied for first in the NCAA this season and is a personal best
  • Earns her first Big Ten outdoor track and field weekly award
  • Last Purdue Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week: Emily Becker (March 20, 2013)


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

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

March 27
T: Ashley Spencer, So., ILL
F: Nikki Nunn, Jr., PUR