Illinois and Penn State Share Weekly Big Ten Honors

Carlene Robinson of Illinois qualified for NCAA Regionals in three events last weekend.

Carlene Robinson of Illinois qualified for NCAA Regionals in three events last weekend.

May 1, 2007

Complete Release in PDF Format
Download Free Acrobat Reader

CO-TRACK ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
Carlene Robinson, Illinois
Sr., Manchester, Jamaica/Manchester
Robinson earns her first career outdoor award after qualifying for NCAA Regionals in three events last weekend. The senior clocked the second-best time in the conference this season in the 400-meter hurdles (57.88) and also ran a leg of the winning 4x100-meter relay that posted a time of 44.63, which is the best time in the Big Ten this year. Robinson set a personal-best time of 54.16 in the 400-meter dash, marking the fourth-fastest time in the conference this outdoor season.

Last ILL AOW: Yvonne Mensah (4/18/06)

Bridget Franek, Penn State
Fr., Hiram, Ohio/Crestwood
Franek receives her first career weekly award after setting a new school record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Penn Relays over the weekend. The freshman's time of 9:59.21 is the best in the Big Ten this season and the third-fastest in NCAA Division I. Franek was also part of the 4x1500-meter team that clocked a school-best time of 17:57.28.

Last PSU AOW: Aleesha Barber (T) (4/24/07)

FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Gayle Hunter, Penn State
So., Riverside, Calif./J.W. North

Hunter takes home the first weekly award of her career after qualifying automatically for the NCAA Championships in the heptathlon with a score of 5,606 at the Penn Relays. The sophomore's total is the second-highest in the Big Ten this season and the seventh-best in the nation. Hunter also ran a leg on the Nittany Lions' 4x400-meter relay squad that clocked in with a regionally qualifying time of 3:42.48.

Last PSU AOW: Aleesha Barber (T) (4/24/07)


 

 

Multimedia Store