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

April 10, 2013

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

  • Placed first in the 200-meter dash (23.04) and 400-meter hurdles (56.32) at the Sun Angel Classic
  • Both times rank first in the Big Ten, while her 400-hurdles mark is fourth in the NCAA and the 200-dash effort is fifth
  • Earns the third outdoor track and field weekly award of her career and second this season
  • Last Illinois Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week: Morolake Akinosun (April 3, 2013)

Field Athlete of the Week
Lauren Kenney, Penn State
So. – State College, Pa. – State College

  • Finished first in the javelin (53.93 meters) at the Crimson Tide Invitational
  • Her mark ranks first in the Big Ten and second in team history and in the NCAA this season
  • Earns her first Big Ten outdoor track and field weekly award
  • Last Penn State Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week: Melissa Kurzdorfer (April 4, 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

April 10               T: Ashley Spencer, So., ILL

                         F: Lauren Kenney, So., PSU