April 28, 2010
Women’s Co-Track Athletes of the Week:
Sarah Pease, Indiana
Jr., Elizabeth, Ind./South Central
Pease wins her second career Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week award after finishing first in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Penn Relays over the weekend. Crossing the line nearly two seconds ahead of the runner-up, her time of 10:16.51 is the sixth-fastest at the Penn Relays. She also served as the anchor in the Hoosiers’ fourth-place 4X1,500-meter relay team, turning in a split of 4:33.90.
Last Indiana Track Athlete of the Week: Sarah Pease (April 14, 2010)
Letecia Wright, Ohio State
Jr., Baltimore, Md./Western
Wright claims her second-straight Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week honor after setting a personal record en route to the 100-meter hurdles title at the Drake Relays over the weekend. Wright posted the nation’s fifth-best time when she crossed the finish line in a time of 13.07, which also stands as the conference’s top time of the season. It is the junior’s second career weekly honor.
Last Ohio State Track Athlete of the Week: Letecia Wright (April 21, 2010)
Women’s Co-Field Athletes of the Week:
Erin Pendleton, Michigan
Fr., Lindsey, Ohio/Woodmore
Pendleton is honored with her first Big Ten Field Athlete of the Week award after clinching the discus championship at the Drake Relays over the weekend. The freshman recorded a toss of 52.68 meters to outdistance the rest of the field. She is the second Wolverine in as many years to win the discus at the Drake Relays.
Last Michigan Field Athlete of the Week: Emily Pendleton (April 29, 2009)
Karlee McQuillen, Penn State
Jr., Johnstown, Pa./Westmont Hilltop
McQuillen is named Big Ten Field Athlete of the Week for the first time in her career after finishing first in the javelin at the Penn Relays over the weekend. Her toss of 49.57 meters ranks 16th in the country this year. McQuilen is the third Nittany Lion to win the event at the Penn Relays, joining Marilyn Senz in 1983 and Brianne Johnson in 2001. It is the second time she has won an event at the Penn Relays, having also won the javelin competition while in high school.
Last Penn State Field Athlete of the Week: Kim Hanslovan (May 13, 2009)