Three More Trojans Named Pac-10 Track And Field Athletes Of The Week

April 22, 2003

Ryan Wilson, Julianna Tudja and Allen Simms have been named as athletes of the week, the Pac-10 announced on Monday. That makes two honors in as many weeks for Tudja and Wilson. It's Simms' first such honor of the season.

Pac-10 Men's Track and Field Athletes of the Week

2003 Athlete of the Week Winners:

Mens Track: Ryan Wilson, USC (Sr., Westerville, Ohio). Wilson placed second to world champion Alan Johnson at the Mt. Sac Relays, lowering his personal best to 13.50.

Men's Field: Allen Simms, USC (So., Greenbelt, Md.). Broke USC's school record in the triple jump, bounding 56-1 1/4 to place second in the world-class field at the Mt. Sac Relays. It's the second best outdoor mark in Pac-10 history. He achieved the Pac-10 record earlier this season with an indoor mark of 56-7 1/4.

Men's Track: April 14 - Ryan Wilson, USC (110MH/400MH). April 21 - Ryan Wilson, USC (110MH).

Men's Field: April 14 - Adam Kriz, ORE (HT). April 21 - Allen Simms, USC (TJ).

Pac-10 Women's Track and Field Athletes of the Week

2003 Athlete of the Week Winners:

Women's Track: Lauren Fleshman, STANFORD (Sr., Canyon Country, CA). Fleshman broke the Pac-10 record in winning the 5,000 this weekend at the Mt. Sac Relays. Her time is the third best all-time for a collegiate runner in the 5,000 meters. She also, set a school record (15:29) set in 1984 and beat her previous best of 15:35.29.

Women's Field: Julianna Tudja, USC (Sr., Veszprem, Hungary). Tudja continued her hot streak in the hammer, throwing 218-5 at the Mt. Sac relays to shatter the Pac-10 women's hammer mark previously held by UCLA's Christina Tolson. It's the second-furthest mark in the nation this year.

Women's Track: April 14 - Virginia Powell, USC (100 HH, 100m). April 21 - Lauren Fleshman, STANFORD (5,000m)

Women's Field: April 14: Julianna Tudja, USC (Hammer). April 21 - Julianna Tudja, USC (Hammer)

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