Pac-10 Conference Outdoor Track and Field Athletes of the Week

May 3, 2010

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- Pacific-10 Conference outdoor track and field athlete of the week honors for the week of April 26-May 2, 2010:

Men’s Track Athlete of the Week: ANDREW WHEATING, OREGON (Sr., Norwich, Calif.). Wheating won the 800m and 1,500m at the Oregon Relays. He broke the meet record in the 1,500m by nearly three seconds, running 3:37.83. He came from the back of the field over the last 200 meters to beat New Mexico’s Lee Emanuel, who was the 2010 NCAA indoor mile champion. Wheating’s time was the fastest in the 1,500m this season and ranked fourth all-time at Oregon. Saturday, Wheating came back and won the 800 meters in 1:47.71. That was the third-fastest time in the NCAA this season.

Men’s Field Athletes of the Week: CYRUS HOSTETLER, OREGON (Sr., Newberg, Ore.). Hostetler took the national lead in the javelin with a winning throw of 256-6/78.19m on his third and final attempt Saturday at the Oregon Relays. Hostetler’s throw was nearly five feet farther than the previous national leader, Sam Humphreys of Texas A&M (251-8).

Women’s Track Athlete of the Week: JUDITH ONYEPUNUKA, USC. (Sr.., Phoenix, Ariz.). Won both the 100m and 200m dashes as well as a leg on the winning 4x100-meter relay team at the USC-UCLA Dual Meet. Her 100m time of 11.56 is tied for third in the Pac-10, while her 200m time of 23.71 is fifth-best in the Pac-10. The 4x100-meter relay time of 44.40 is the second-best time in the Pac-10 this season.

Women’s Field Athlete of the Week: BRYSUN STATELY, USC (Sr., Citrus Heights, Calif.). Won the pole vault competition at the USC-UCLA Dual Meet with a school record clearance of 14-0/4.27m, breaking her old school record in the process.

2010 PAC-10 TRACK AND FIELD ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

MEN'S TRACK
April 12 - Ashton Eaton, ORE (110m hurdles/long jump/4x100)
April 19 - Jeshua Anderson, WSU (400m hurdles)
April 26 - Mac Fleet, ORE (DM relay, Four-mile relay, 4x800 meter relay)
May 3 - Andrew Wheating, ORE (800m/1,500m).

MEN'S FIELD
April 12 - Ryan Whiting, ASU  (SP)
April 19 - Alex Wolff, ORE (JT)
April 26 - Stephan Scott-Ellis, WSU (LJ)
May 3 - Cyrus Hostetler, ORE (JT).

WOMEN'S TRACK
April 12 - Amber Purvis, ORE (100m/200m/4x100)
April 19 - Katie Follett, WASH (1500m)
April 26 - 4x400 Meter Relay (Jamesha Youngblood, Keshia Baker, Michele Williams, Amber Purvis), ORE. May 3 - Judith Onyepunuka, USC (100m/200m/4x100m relay).

WOMEN'S FIELD
April 12 - Brooke Pighin, WASH (JT)
April 19 - Lauren Chambers, USC (HT)
April 26 - Kjirsten Jensen, WSU (HT)
May 3 - Brysun Stately, USC (PV).

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