Track Athlete of the Week
Becky Horn, Western Michigan, Sr., Battle Creek, Mich./Battle Creek Central
Horn helped lead Western Michigan to its third-straight Alabama Relays title by finishing third in the 1500-meter run (4:34.67), an event she had never run before. She also anchored the 4x100-meter and 1600-meter sprint medley relay teams to victory, including a blazing split in her 800-meter run section of the medley.
Field Athlete of the Week
Irene Cooper, Western Michigan, So., Bloomfield Hills, Mich./Laser
Cooper’s throw of 178-feet demolished her old personal-best by over 20 feet and punched her ticket to the NCAA Regional Championships at Fayetteville, Ark. She finished first in the event at the Alabama Relays.
Additional Track Nominees
Patrice Coney, Buffalo, Sr., Lyons, NY/Lyons
Coney set a personal-best mark in the 100HH in 14.38, placing 12th overall out of over 75 women. She also ran the lead-off leg of the 4x200-meter relay that placed fifth overall at the Raleigh Relays.
Jamie Roflow, Bowling Green, Sr., Cincinnati, Ohio/McNicholas
Roflow captured the 1500 meter race at the Beaver Invitational this weekend hosted by Bluffton College. Her time of 4:45.00 was five seconds faster then the nearest competitor and just 21 seconds off the all-time BGSU record.
Stephanie Blackstone, Kent State, Sr., Everett, Pa./Everett
Blackstone set a personal record by finishing the women’s 10,000-meter run in 36:56.36 for fourth place at the Raleigh Relays Friday (March 28).
Amanda Mirochna, Miami, So., Naperville, Ill./Nequa Valley
Mirochna pulled off an amazing performance at Saturday's 10th annual Southern Ohio Cup. She won the 1500 meters in 4:41.54 and then, an hour and a half later, won the 800 meters in 2:16.73 over runners from Cincinnati, Xavier, Dayton, and Northern Illinois.
Additional Field Nominees
Fatimah Hill, Buffalo, Jr., Waterport, NY/Lyndonville
Hill finished second, and was the top collegian, in the long jump at the Raleigh Relays, breaking her own school record. Hill turned in a jump of 19-8.25 (6.00m) to finish second in a field of over 60 entrants. The mark broke her own outdoor record, set in 2006, by two inches and qualified the junior for the NCAA East Regional Championships in May.
Lauren Bryant, Bowling Green, Sr., Indianapolis, Ind./North Central
Bryan had an outstanding effort this past weekend at the Beaver Invitational, finishing first in the hammer throw and second in the discus. In the hammer she recorded a personal record throw of 53.09 meters, while in the discus she had a throw of 39.93 meters.
Kristina Bolterstein, Miami, Sr., Middleburg, Ohio/Midpark
Bolterstein added the Southern Ohio Cup High Jump title to her list of honors that include three MAC Indoor titles and two appearances at the NCAA Indoor Championships. She took first with a jump of 5-8 ¾.
Bahiyjaui Allen, Ohio, So., Sylvania, Ohio/Northview
Allen eclipsed the NCAA qualifying standard of 14.30 meters with a throw of 14.47 meters in the shot put. She was the only meet competitor to qualify in the shot put.