Ohio State and Purdue Earn Women's Outdoor Track & Field Weekly Laurels

Purdue's Dani Bunch

April 30, 2014

Rosemont, Ill. -

Track Athlete of the Week
Alexis Franklin, Ohio State
So. – Millersville, Md. – Old Mill

  • Recorded a season-best time of 57.81 en route to the 400-meter hurdles title at the Drake Relays
  • Broke a Buckeye outdoor record in the distance medley relay (11:31.05)
  • Collects the second outdoor track weekly award of her career and first of the season
  • Last Ohio State Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week: Alexis Franklin (March 20, 2013)  

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

  • Set a school record in the shot put with a toss of 17.16 meters at the Drake Relays
  • Added a third-place effort in the hammer throw (58.36 meters)
  • Takes home her second consecutive Big Ten Outdoor Field weekly award
  • Last Purdue Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week: Dani Bunch (April 23, 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
April 30                 T: Alexis Franklin, So., OSU
                                F: Dani Bunch, Sr., PUR