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

April 17, 2013

Track Athlete of the Week
Mahagony Jones, Penn State
Jr. – Cleveland, Ohio – Rhodes

  • Placed first in 100-meter dash (11.55), second in the 200-meter dash (23.43) and third in the 4x100-meter relay (45.34) at the Battle of the Bayou
  • All three event times rank third in the Big Ten this season, while the 100- and 200-meter marks are third-best in school history
  • Earns the first outdoor track and field weekly award of her career
  • Last Penn State Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week: Kirsten Nieuwendam (May 9, 2012)

Field Athlete of the Week
Tori Franklin, Michigan State
So. – Westmont, Ill. – Downers Grove South

  • Finished first in the triple jump at the Spec Towns National Team Invitational with a mark of 13.13 meters, which ranks first in the Big Ten and sixth in the NCAA this season
  • Hit a mark of 5.26 meters in the long jump
  • Earns her first Big Ten outdoor track and field weekly award
  • Last Michigan State Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week: Megan Halliwill (April 1, 2008)


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

April 17               T: Mahagony Jones, Jr., PSU

                         F: Tori Franklin, So., MSU