Pac-12 names first Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week of 2017
The Pac-12 Conference outdoor track and field athlete of the week honors for the week of March 13-19:
Men's Track Athlete of the Week
Ashtyn Davis, California
Santa Cruz, Calif.
Davis won the men's 110-meter hurdles at Saturday's Hornet Invitational hosted by Sacramento State with a time of 13.89, an early-season mark good for third in NCAA Division I.
ALSO NOMINATED: Drelan Bramwell, Arizona State; Marquis Morris, USC; CJ Allen, Washington State
Women's Track Athlete of the Week
Chelsey Albertson, Arizona State
Santa Clarita, Calif.
Albertson led a field of 37 at the Baldy Castillo Invitational and posted a new personal best of 4:20.24 in the 1,500 meters, currently the top time in the country in the by more than two seconds. Her time also moved her into sixth on the ASU all-time list.
ALSO NOMINATED: Venessa D'Arpino, Oregon State; Amalie Iuel, USC; Regyn Gaffney, Washington State
Men's Field Athlete of the Week
Nick Ponzio, USC
Ponzio won the shot put at the Trojan Invitational with an impressive early-season mark of 19.09 meters (62'-7.75"). That mark is the current NCAA-leading throw.
ALSO NOMINATED: Joey Bryant, Arizona State; Michael Painter, Stanford; Casey Burns, Washington; Brock Eager, Washington State
Women's Field Athlete of the Week
Maggie Ewen, Arizona State
St. Francis, Minn.
Ewen, the USTFCCCA Women's National Athlete of the Week, finished first out of 27 competitors at the Baldy Castillo Invitational and upped her Pac-12 record with a hammer throw of 72.71 meters (238'-6"), currently the best mark in the nation by more than five meters. Her mark broke the American collegiate record in the event and is now less than a foot short of the overall record of 72.94 (239'-4") set by Jenny Dahlgren of Georgia in 2007.
ALSO NOMINATED: McKenzie Byrd, Oregon State; Mackenzie Little, Stanford; Brittany Mann, USC; Ann Wingeleth, Utah; Kristina Owsinski, Washington; Greer Alsop, Washington State
2017 Pac-12 Track & Field Athletes of the Week
Men's Track: March 21 - Ashtyn Davis, CAL
Women's Track: March 21 - Chelsey Albertson, ASU
Men's Field: March 21 - Nick Ponzio, USC
Women's Field: March 21 - Maggie Ewen, ASU