Illinois and Michigan Student-Athletes Garner Weekly Accolades
April 22, 2009
Women's Co-Track Athletes of the Week
Angela Bizzarri, Illinois
Bizzarri clocked the NCAA's fastest time of the season in the 5,000 meters at the Mt. SAC Relays this past Friday night. The junior's time of 15:37.39 shatters her previous school record by over eight seconds and betters the NCAA regional qualifying standard by almost 75 seconds. The reigning national runner-up finished third in the race behind two 2008 Olympians while beating numerous professional runners. Bizzarri claims her second career Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week award.
Last Illinois Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week: Angela Bizzarri (4/29/08)
Gall set a new standard for half milers this past weekend at the Mt. SAC Relays as she broke the 800-meter tape in a blistering time of 2:02.69, tops among all collegiate runners this season. Gall competed against a loaded field that included the 2009 NCAA Indoor Champion and several professional athletes. The 2008 800-meter collegiate outdoor champion collects her first career weekly honor during the spring season.
Last Michigan Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week: Tiffany Ofili (4/8/09)
Aja Evans, Illinois
Evans claimed the shot put title at the LSU Alumni Gold meet on Saturday with a season-best throw of 53-11 (16.43m.). This marks her fourth consecutive meet tossing an NCAA regionally qualifying standard. Evans' heave ranks first in the Big Ten and seventh in the country this year. The Chicago native is honored with her second career weekly outdoor honor.
Last Illinois Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week: Aja Evans (3/25/09)