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

April 3, 2013

Track Athlete of the Week
Morolake Akinosun, Illinois
Fr. – Aurora, Ill. – Waubonsie Valley

  • Recorded the sixth-fastest time in the nation in the 100-meter dash (11.29) at the Texas Relays
  • Helped the Illini to top-five finishes in the 4x100-meter relay (44.58) and 4x400-meter relay (3:31.63)
  • Earns the first outdoor track and field weekly award of her career
  • Last Illinois Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week: Ashley Spencer (March 27, 2013)

Field Athlete of the Week
Kyla Buckley, Indiana
Jr. – Indianapolis, Ind. – North Central

  • Finished first in the shot put (17.28 meters) at the Texas Relays
  • Her mark ranks third in team history and in the NCAA this season
  • Earns her first Big Ten outdoor track and field weekly award
  • Last Indiana Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week: Emma Kimoto (March 28, 2012)

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

April 3                 T: Morolake Akinosun, Fr., ILL

                          F: Kyla Buckley, Jr., IND