Nicole Leach Named UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week
June 2, 2009
Senior Nicole Leach (West Philadelphia, PA/West Philadelphia Catholic HS) of the UCLA women's track & field team was selected as the UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week for May 26-31.
Leach won her fourth consecutive 400m hurdles crown at the West Region Championships, becoming the first UCLA woman ever to win four regional titles in a single event. She easily won by over a second in a season-best time of 56.29. That time ranks second in the NCAA this season and automatically qualified Leach for the NCAA Championships. Leach also anchored the 4x400m relay team to victory in a season-best time of 3:33.34. That mark ranks fourth in the NCAA this season and marked the third-straight year in which the Bruins were victorious in the event. It also gave the relay an automatic berth to the NCAA outdoor meet.
This is Leach's first UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week honor of the season and of her career.
Also nominated: Boldizsar Kocsor, M. Track & Field.
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