Ohio State and Michigan Garner Weekly Track and Field Awards

April 27, 2011

Park Ridge, Ill. - The conference office announced on Wednesday the weekly women's outdoor track and field awards. Ohio State's Christina Manning garnered Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week accolades, while Michigan's Erin Pendleton earned Field Athlete of the Week.

Track Athlete of the Week:
Christina Manning - Ohio State
Jr. - Waldorf, Md. - Westlake

Ohio State's Christina Manning earns her first weekly award of the season after collecting two first-place finishes and one runner-up finish last weekend at the Jesse Owens Track Classic. In the 100-meter dash, Manning posted the fastest time in the Big Ten this season and the fifth-best in school history, crossing the finish line in 11.58 for first place. The junior also anchored the 4x100-meter relay team, which finished first with a time of 44.52, the second-fastest time in school history and fastest in the Big Ten this season. Manning also finished runner-up in the 100-meter hurdles, clocking a time of 13.05, which ranks tied for 11th in the nation and third in the conference this year.

Last Ohio State Track Athlete of the Week: Kelsey McHugh (April 13, 2011)

Field Athlete of the Week:
Erin Pendleton - Michigan
So. - Lindsey, Ohio - Woodmore

Michigan's Erin Pendleton won the discus for the second year in a row at the Jesse Owens Track Classic, recording the nation's 11th-best mark of 54.21 meters. The mark is a season-best and currently ranks third in the Big Ten. The sophomore also recorded a top-10 finish in the shot put, with a throw of 13.35 meters. This marks Pendleton's third weekly award of her career and third for the Wolverines this season.

Last Michigan Field Athlete of the Week: Allison Liske (March 23, 2011)

2011 Women's Outdoor Track and Field Athletes of the Week

March 23
T: Chimerem Okoroji, Jr., MINN
F: Allison Liske, Jr., MICH
March 30
T: Letecia Wright, Sr., OSU
F: Vera Neuenswander, Sr., IND
April 6
T: Letecia Wright, Sr., OSU
F: Karlee McQuillen, Sr., PSU
April 13
T: Kelsey McHugh, Sr., OSU
F: Vera Neuenswander, Sr., IND
April 20
T: Jillian Smith, So., MICH
F: Jessica Flax, Jr., WIS
April 27
T: Christina Manning, Jr., OSU
F: Erin Pendleton, So., MICH