April 8, 2008
Women's Co-Track Athletes of the Week
Diane Nukuri, Iowa
Sr., Pickering, Ontario / St. Charles Garnier
Nukuri smashed Iowa's 17-year old 10,000-meter record by nearly 13 seconds facing top notch competition at the Standford Invitational where she placed second among college competitors. Her time of 33:17.01 automatically qualifies her for the NCAA meet in June. Nukuri racks up her first career weekly honor of the outdoor season.
Last IOWA Track Athlete of the Week: Meghan Armstrong (3/25/08)
Jamie Cheever, Minnesota
Jr., Minneapolis, Minn. / Southwest
Cheever set a new personal-best time in the 3,000-meter steeplechase last weekend in a team victory at the Oregon Pepsi Team Challenge. Her first-place time of 10:11.33 is the second-best time in school history and regionally qualifies her for the Midwest meet. The junior is honored with her first career weekly accolade.
Last MINN Track Athlete of the Week: Gabriele Anderson (3/20/07)
Women's Co-Field Athletes of the Week
Abbie Stechschulte, Indiana
Sr., Columbus Grove, Ohio / Columbus Grove
Stechschulte was crowned the collegiate champion in the heptathlon at the 81st Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays, producing a NCAA automatic and personal-best score of 5,661. The senior's total is recorded as the second-best mark in school history. Stechschulte earns her first career weekly honor.
Last IND Field Athlete of the Week: Rose Richmond (3/31/03)
Ruby Radocaj, Minnesota
Last MINN Field Athlete of the Week: Liz Podominick (3/25/08)
Sr., Williamsport, Pa. / Williamsport
Radocaj broke Minnesota's 13-year old school record by launching the javelin 187-6 (57.15) in a team victory at the Oregon Pepsi Team Invitational. Her mark bettered both the NCAA regional qualifying and Olympic `A' standard and currently ranks as the No. 1 throw in the country. The senior takes home her first career weekly honor.