Illinois and Michigan State Claim Weekly Awards

Illinois' LaNeisha Waller earned three NCAA Regional qualifying marks last weekend in the 100-meter hurdles, the 400-meter relay and the long jump.

Illinois' LaNeisha Waller earned three NCAA Regional qualifying marks last weekend in the 100-meter hurdles, the 400-meter relay and the long jump.

April 1, 2008

Women's Track Athlete of the Week

LaNeisha Waller, Illinois
Sr., Cedar Rapids, Iowa / Washington
Waller brought home first-place honors in the 100-meter hurdles posting an NCAA Regional qualifying time of 13.45.  The senior also qualified in the 400-meter relay running the second leg and guiding the quartet to a time of 45.57.  In the field, Waller posted a long jump of 19-11.50 (6.08), also sending her to regionals.  The Cedar Rapids Iowa, native picks up her first career weekly accolade.

Last ILL Track Athlete of the Week: Carlene Robinson (5/1/07) 

Women's Field Athlete of the Week

Meagan Halliwill, Michigan State
Sr., Charlotte, Mich. / Charlotte

In her first outdoor competition of the season, Halliwill launched the hammer throw a distance of 178-10 (54.54) to claim the event at the Raleigh Relays.  The senior's mark exceeded the regional qualifying standard of 54.15 meters.  Halliwill is honored with her first career weekly laurel.

Last MSU Field Athlete of the Week: Erica Bailey (4/24/07)


 

 

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