Pac-12 track and field athletes of the week announced

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- The Pac-12 Conference outdoor track and field athlete of the week honors for the opening week of the outdoor campaign:

Men’s Track Athlete of the Week: NICK HARTLE, UCLA (So., Las Vegas, Nev.). Sophomore Nick Hartle ran the 800-meter race in a home-dual meet versus Washington State in a lifetime best of 1:47.51 which ranks sixth all-time at UCLA and was a meet record. It is also the fastest collegiate 800m time in the country, to date. The sophomore overtook WSU All-American Jesse Jorgensen by two seconds and later came back to run a leg on the winning 4x400m relay (3:10.93, 10th in the NCAA).

Women’s Track Athlete of the Week: JESSICA DAVIS, USC (Sr., Palmdale, Calif.). Senior Jessica Davis won 100-meter dash at the Trojan Invitational in a time of 11.42 and ran on winning 4x100-meter relay team which went 44.10. Her 100-meter mark is the fastest outdoor time in the country and the relay time is tied for second-fastest. The two wins helped the Trojans to take top honors of six teams at the Trojan Invitational.

Men’s Field Athlete of the Week: REMINGTON CONATSER (Sr., Mission Viejo, Calif.). Senior Remington Conatser was an individual winner at the Trojan Invitational with a hammer throw of 238-8 (72.76m) which is a personal best, third all-time at USC and a NCAA-leading mark by over four feet. The mark is also the seventh-best in Pac-12 history.

Women’s Field Athlete of the Week: EMILY HUNSUCKER (Sr., Arvada, Colo.). Emily Hunsucker had a great start to the outdoor season, breaking her school record in the hammer throw by more than five feet and recording the nation’s leading throw this season with a throw of 212-11 (64.91m) at the Jerry Quiller Classic. The 2013 All-American in the event opened up the day with a personal best of 212-11, smashing her previous record of 207-10 (63.34m).

2014 Pac-12 Track & Field Athletes of the Week

Men’s Track: March 25 - Nick Hartle, UCLA.

Women’s Track: March 25 - Jessica Davis, USC.

Men’s Field: March 25 - Remington Conatser, USC.

Women’s Field: March 25 - Emily Hunsucker, COLO.

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