Colorado, Oregon, Utah take Athlete of the Week honors
By the Pac-12 Conference
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- The Pac-12 Conference outdoor track and field athlete of the week honors for the week of March 11-17, 2013:
Men's Track Athlete of the Week: DE'ANTHONY THOMAS, OREGON (So., Los Angeles, Calif.). Thomas won three events at the Oregon Preview, including anchoring the 4x100 meter relay to a meet-record 40.35. He teamed with Dior Mathis, Arthur Delaney and B.J. Kelley on some sharp early season exchanges to break the 21-year-old meet record of 40.46 set in 1992. Thomas followed up with an all-conditions personal best in the men's 100 meters, running in a time of 10.31, which also ranks third in the nation to date. Thomas put a wrap with a win in the 200 meters, posting a time of 21.17, also a top-10 time in the country this season.The Ducks' 4x100 meter relay team ranks sixth.
Women's Track Athlete of the Week: STEPHANIE JOLLEY, UTAH (Sr., Centerville, Utah). Returning from an injury plagued indoor season, Jolley won the only event title for the Utes at the Aztec Invitational. She ran a time of 1:00.0 for first place at the Aztec Invitational in the 400m hurdles.
Men's Field Athlete of the Week: GREG SKIPPER, OREGON (RS-Fr., Oregon City, Ore.). In his first meet back from an injury that caused him to redshirt the 2012 season, Skipper won the hammer throw at the Oregon Preview with a throw of 210-10/64.26m. That was a six-foot personal best and ranked as the No. 3 throw nationally in the young 2013 season.
Women's Field Athlete of the Week: EMILY HUNSUCKER, COLORADO (Jr., Arvada, Colo.). Hunsucker won the hammer throw on the first day of the Jerry Quiller Classic. She launched a personal-best toss of 195-10.25/59.69m to become the second best performer in CU history behind Janet Visosky (196-10), while posting the third best mark in CU history. Hunsucker recorded the mark on her sixth and final attempt of the meet. The mark also ranks fourth in the NCAA this season.
2013 Pac-12 Track & Field Athletes of the Week
Men's Track: March 19 - De'Anthony Thomas, ORE.
Women's Track: March 19 - Stephanie Jolley, UTAH.
Men's Field: March 19 - Greg Skipper, ORE.
Women's Field: March 19 - Emily Hunsucker, COLO.