This Week In Pac-10 Outdoor Track And Field

April 24, 2006

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PACIFIC-10 CONFERENCE OUTDOOR TRACK AND FIELD ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- Pacific-10 Conference outdoor track and field athlete of the week honors for the week of April 17-23:

Men's Track Athlete of the Week: MATT SCHERER, OREGON (Sr., Sumner, Ill.). Scherer posted a season-best 45.90 to win the 400 meters at the Oregon Invitational. It's the top mark in the Pac-10 this season. He also ran on Oregon's winning 4x100 (41.18) and 4x400 (3:13.23) relay squads.

Men's Field Athlete of the Week: WILL CONWELL, WASHINGTON (Sr., Kent, Wash.). Conwell became the fifth Husky all-time to top the 200-foot mark in the discus with a toss of 200-1 (61.00m) at UCSD's Triton Invitational. He's added a 23-foot improvement over his best mark entering the 2006 season and currently stands sixth on the NCAA descending order list.

Women's Track Athlete of the Week: CHAUNTAE BAYNE-HACKETT, STANFORD (So., Fr. Worth, Texas). Bayne-Hackett accounted for 15 of Stanford's 89 points in leading the Cardinal to victory over California in the Big Meet. She posted victories in the 100 meters (11.32) and the 200 meters (23.01). In addition, she ran the second leg on the winning 4x100 meter relay team (44.73), which posted the third-best time in school history.

Women's Field Athlete of the Week: SARAH HOPPING, STANFORD (Sr., Longmont, Colo.). Hopping took top honors in the hammer throw at the Big Meet, breaking her own school record three times in the process. She entered the meet with a school-best 205-10, but bettered that mark three times, including her last toss which measured at 211-4 (64.42m). That mark ranks eighth on the Pac-10's all-time list.

2006 PAC-10 TRACK AND FIELD ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

MEN'S TRACK - April 10 - Eric Mitchum, ORE (110MH/400MH). April 17 - Shane Charles, WASH (400MH). April 24 - Matt Scherer, ORE (400M/4x100/4x400).

MEN'S FIELD - April 10 - Mike Landers, UCLA (PV). April 17 - Adam Kuehl, ARIZ (DT). April 24 - Will Conwell, WASH (DT).

WOMEN'S TRACK - April 10 - Chauntae Bayne-Hackett, STAN (100M/4x100/4x400). April 17 - Virginia Powell, USC (100MH). April 24 - Chauntae Bayne-Hackett, STAN (100M/200M/4x100).

WOMEN'S FIELD - April 10 - Chelsea Johnson, UCLA (PV). April - 17 - Britney Henry, ORE (HT). April 24 - Sarah Hopping, STAN (HT).

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