Michigan State and Purdue Collect Women's Outdoor Track & Field Weekly Honors

Purdue's Dani Bunch

April 23, 2014

Rosemont, Ill. -

Track Athlete of the Week
Leah O’Connor, Michigan State
Jr. – Croswell, Mich. – Croswell-Lexington

  • Posted a personal-best time of 9:44.35 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Larry Ellis Invite
  • Her time leads the Big Ten by more than 10 seconds and is the second-fastest mark in the NCAA this season
  • Collects the first outdoor track weekly award of her career
  • Last Michigan State Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week: Nicole Bush (May 6, 2009)  

Field Athlete of the Week
Dani Bunch, Purdue
Sr. – Mahomet, Ill. – Mahomet-Seymour   

  • Recorded a first-place effort in the shot put (16.34 meters) at the Kentucky Relays
  • Added seventh- and 14th-place finishes in the hammer throw (55.06 meters) and discus throw (42.24 meters), respectively
  • Earns the first Big Ten Outdoor Field weekly award of her career
  • Last Purdue Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week: Nikki Nunn (March 19, 2014)

2014 Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week
March 19             T: Aarin Jones, So., PUR
                                F: Nikki Nunn, Sr., PUR
March 26             T: Samantha Ginther, Sr., IND
                                F: Sophie Gutermuth, So., IND
April 2                   T: Brook Handler, Jr., MICH
                                F: Ashley Stacey, Sr., MSU
April 9                   T: Alex Leptich, Sr., MICH
                                F: Kyla Buckley, Sr., IND
April 16                 T: Mahagony Jones, Sr., PSU
                                F: Kelsie Ahbe, Sr., IND
April 23                 T: Leah O’Connor, Jr., MSU
                                F: Dani Bunch, Sr., PUR