March 30, 2011
Park Ridge, Ill. -
The conference office announced on Wednesday the weekly women's outdoor track and field awards. Ohio State's Letecia Wright was recognized as Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week, while Indiana's Vera Neuenswander earned the nod as Field Athlete of the Week honoree.
Track Athlete of the Week:
Letecia Wright - Ohio State
Sr. - Baltimore, Md. - Western
Letecia Wright opened the outdoor campaign with a first-and second-place finish last weekend at the inaugural Big Ten/SEC Challenge, helping the competing Big Ten teams to a 379-349 victory. The senior won the 100-meter hurdles in a time of 13.18, tied for third-fastest in the nation so far this season and ranks first in the conference. Wright also helped the Buckeyes' 4x100 relay team to a runner-up finish in a time of 44.98, the fifth-fastest time in school history and a top 20 Division I performance this season.
Last Ohio State Track Athlete of the Week: Letecia Wright (April 28, 2010)
Field Athlete of the Week:
Vera Neuenswander - Indiana
Sr. - Jefferson City, Mo. - Jefferson City
Indiana's Vera Neuenswander helped the Big Ten squads to a 379-349 victory over the competing SEC teams in the first-ever Big Ten/SEC Challenge last weekend after earning a first-place finish in the pole vault. The Jefferson City, Mo., native cleared 4.10 meters (13-5.25), which currently ranks seventh nationally and leads the conference by nearly four inches.
Last Indiana Field Athlete of the Week: Faith Sherrill (May 12, 2010)
2011 Women's Outdoor Track and Field Athletes of the Week
T: Chimerem Okoroji, Jr., MINN
F: Allison Liske, Jr., MICH
T: Letecia Wright, Sr., OSU
F: Vera Neuenswander, Sr., IND