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

Penn State's Melissa Kurzdorfer

May 14, 2014

Rosemont, Ill. -

Track Athlete of the Week
Cindy Ofili, Michigan
So. – Ypsilanti, Mich. – Huron

  • Registered first-place finishes in the 100-meter dash (11.95 seconds) and 100-meter hurdles (13.32 seconds) at the Toledo Invitational
  • Holds the conference’s top time in the 100-meter hurdles this season
  • Collects the first outdoor track weekly award of her career
  • Last Michigan Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week: Alex Leptich (April 9, 2014)  

Field Athlete of the Week
Melissa Kurzdorfer, Penn State
Sr. – Lancaster, N.Y. – Lancaster     

  • Recorded first-place efforts in the hammer throw (62.33 meters) and discus (50.06 meters) at the Jim Thorpe Invitational
  • Her mark in the hammer throw ranks first in the Big Ten this season
  • Earns the second Big Ten Outdoor Field weekly award of her career and the first this season
  • Last Penn State Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week: Lauren Kenney (April 10, 2013)

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
May 7                    T: Kiah Seymour, So., PSU
                                F: Kelsie Ahbe, Sr., IND
May 14                 T: Cindy Ofili, So., MICH
                                F: Melissa Kurzdorfer, Sr., PSU