Pac-10 Outdoor Track and Field Athletes of the Week

April 28, 2008

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- Pacific-10 Conference outdoor track and field athlete of the week honors for the week of April 21-27:

Men's Track Athlete of the Week: ANDREW WHEATING, OREGON (So., Norwich, Vt.). Wheating won the mile at the Oregon Relays in a time of 3:58.16. Converted to a 1,500 meter time of 3:39.96, it ranks as the top mark in the Pac-10 this season and 11th all-time among Oregon milers. He's the first native of Vermont to run a sub-4:00 mile.

Men's Field Athletes of the Week: DUSTIN DeLEO, UCLA (Jr., Seal Beach, Calif.). The junior cleared 18-1 to finish first at the UCSD Triton Invitational in La Jolla, Calif. He added nearly a foot to his previous lifetime best of 17-3 achieved the previous week. The mark places him No. 5 on UCLA's all-time list and No.2 in the nation this season.

Women's Track Athlete of the Week: NICOLE BLOOD, OREGON (So., Simi Valley, Calif.). Blood ran the fastest 1,500 meter time in the Pac-10 this season with a clocking of 4:18.55 at the Oregon Relays. Her time ranks sixth nationally, and is the seventh-best time in Oregon history. Blood also owns the Pac-10's best time this season in the 5,000 meters, 15:43.82, ran last week at the Mt. SAC Relays.

Women's Field Athlete of the Week: RACHEL YURKOVICH, OREGON (Jr., Newberg, Ore.). Yurkovich broke her own Pac-10 and Oregon javelin record with a throw of 191-01 to win the event at the Oregon Relays. It's the top mark nationally in the NCAA this season.

2008 PAC-10 TRACK AND FIELD ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

MEN'S TRACK - April 9 - Jeshua Anderson, WSU (400m Hurdles). April 14 - Jordan Boase, WASH (400m). April 21 - Hari Mix, STAN (5,000m). April 28 - Andrew Wheating, ORE (Mile).

MEN'S FIELD - April 9 - Corey White, USC (JT). April 14 - Jonathan Clark, UCLA (TJ/HJ/LJ). April 21 - Corey White, USC (JT). April 28 - Dustin DeLeo, UCLA (PV).

WOMEN'S TRACK - April 9 - Charonda Williams, ASU (100m/200m). April 14 - Cherrelle Garrett, CAL (100m/200m). April 21 - Zsofia Erdelyi, USC (3000m SC). April 28 - Nicole Blood, ORE (1,500m).

WOMEN'S FIELD - April 9 - Jacquelyn Johnson, ASU (Hept). April 14 - Tori Anthony, UCLA (PV). April 21 - Marissa Tschida, WSU (JT). April 28 - Rachel Yurkovich, ORE (JT).

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