Michigan State and Nebraska Earn Women's Outdoor Track & Field Weekly Honors




May 2, 2013

Track Athlete of the Week
Jessica Furlan, Nebraska
Sr. – Regina, Saskatchewan – Dr. Martin Leboldus

  • Recorded a personal-best time of 4:15.17 in the 1,500-meter run, placing third at the Drake Relays
  • Her time ranks first in the Big Ten, fourth all-time at Nebraska and 13th in the NCAA this season
  • Earns the second outdoor track and field weekly award of her career and of the season
  • Last Nebraska Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week: Jessica Furlan (April 24, 2013)

Co-Field Athletes of the Week
Beth Rohl, Michigan State
So. – Westmont, Ill. – Downers Grove South

  • Placed first among collegians and fourth overall in the discus throw at the Triton Invitational with a mark of 57.01 meters
  • Her effort leads the Big Ten and ranks third in the NCAA this season
  • Earns her first Big Ten outdoor track and field weekly award
  • Last Michigan State Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week: Tori Franklin (April 17, 2013)

Mara Griva, Nebraska
Sr. – Ventspils, Latvia – Ventspils University College

  • Placed first in the long jump (6.25 meters) and triple jump (13.50 meters) at the Drake Relays
  • Her triple jump effort ranks first in the Big Ten and third in the nation this season, while her long jump mark is second in the conference
  • Earns her first Big Ten outdoor track and field weekly award
  • Last Nebraska Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week: Morgan Wilken (May 2, 2012)

 

2013 Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Athletes of the Week

March 20             T: Alexis Franklin, Fr., OSU

                          F: Emily Becker, Jr., PUR


 

 

March 27             T: Ashley Spencer, So., ILL

                          F: Nikki Nunn, Jr., PUR

April 3                 T: Morolake Akinosun, Fr., ILL

                          F: Kyla Buckley, Jr., IND

April 10               T: Ashley Spencer, So., ILL

                          F: Lauren Kenney, So., PSU

April 17               T: Mahagony Jones, Jr., PSU

                          F: Tori Franklin, So., MSU

April 24               T: Jessica Furlan, Sr., NEB

                          F: Emma Kimoto, Sr., IND

May 2                 T: Jessica Furlan, Sr., NEB

                          F: Beth Rohl, So., MSU

                          F: Mara Griva, Sr., NEB

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