Garrett Heath And Arianna Lambie Named West Region Athlete's Of The Year
March 10, 2008
Stanford track and field was well represented when the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Association announced their regional athletes of the year on Monday. Garrett Heath and Arianna Lambie were both selected as the West Region's Track Athlete of the Year for 2008.
Heath, a senior form Winona, Minn., enters the NCAA Indoor Championships with the nation's third-fastest time in the mile (3:58.17). Heath also won the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation title in the mile and anchors the Stanford distance medley that has the nation's second-fastest time behind Texas. Heath is Four-time All-American for Stanford and finished fourth at last year's NCAA Indoor Championships in the mile.
Lambie, a senior from Harvard, Mass. was the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation champion and has the nation's fastest time in the 3,000 meters (9:05.32) heading into the NCAA Indoor Championships. A 12-time All-American in cross country, indoor track and outdoor track, Lambie also qualified for the NCAA meet in the mile and as a member of the distance medley team that has the fourth fastest time in the nation. Lambie was also the USTFCCCA Regional Athlete of the Year in cross country in 2006.
The USTFCCCA also selected regional athletes of the year for the field events and they were Washington long jumper, Norris Frederick on the men's side and Arizona State pentathlete, Jacquelyn Johnson fopr the women.
Heath, Lambie, and the rest of the Cardinal will compete in the 2008 NCAA Indoor Championships this Friday and Saturday, March 14-15, in Fayetteville, Ark. Both the men's and the women's teams enter the meet ranked sixth in the nation.