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
Junior
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
Senior
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
Junior
Temecula, Calif.

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
R-Junior
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

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