April 22, 2008
Women's Track Athlete of the Week
Nicole Edwards, Michigan
Sr., Winnipeg, Manitoba / Vincent Massey
Edwards recorded the nation's fourth-fastest time in the 800-meter run at Eastern Michigan last weekend, winning the event with a time of 2:04.81. The senior's mark far exceeded the regional qualifying standard by over five seconds and stands as a new personal-best. The Winnipeg, Manitoba, native garners her second career outdoor weekly honor.
Last MICH Track Athlete of the Week: Tiffany Ofili (4/3/07)
Women's Field Athlete of the Week
Liz Roehrig, Minnesota
Jr., Chilton, Wis. / Chilton
At the Kansas Relays, Roehrig smashed her own school record in the heptathlon with a winning score of 5,740. While competing in the multi-event, the junior gopher also broke the high jump school record, clearing 6-0 (1.83). Both of her records met the Olympic Trials B Standard and the NCAA regional qualifying mark. Her heptathlon total currently ranks second in the country and was 10 points shy of the Olympic A Standard. Roehrig takes home her third career outdoor Field Athlete of the Week laurel.
Last MINN Field Athlete of the Week: Ruby Radocaj (4/8/08)