Pac-10 Conference Outdoor Track and Field Athletes on the Week
April 9, 2008
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- Pacific-10 Conference outdoor track and field athlete of the week honors for the week of March 31-April 6:
Men's Track Athlete of the Week: JESHUA ANDERSON, WASHINGTON STATE (Fr., Woodland Hills, Calif.). Anderson won the men's Texas Relays 400m hurdles University section April 5, with a PR and improved NCAA Regional Qualifying time of 49.68 seconds - it's the top collegiate time nationally this year. This time is fourth-fastest in school history for men's intermediate hurdles and broke the WSU freshman school record. Anderson was also on the WSU men's 4x400m relay team that reached an NCAA RQ time of 3:09.85 Saturday with a fifth-place finish. He ran an anchor leg time of 46.3 seconds. He also finished 19th in the men's 110m hurdles prelims (14.37).
Men's Field Athletes of the Week: COREY WHITE, USC (Jr., San Jose, Calif.). White won the Texas Relays' javelin competition with a throw of 256-10, beating the second-place finisher by more than 21 feet. The throw set a USC school record, more than 12 feet farther than the old school record of 244-8 set by Nils Fearnley in 1995. White's winning throw was more than 14 feet farther than any collegiate throw during the 2007 season and is the top mark this season
Women's Track Athlete of the Week: CHARONDA WILLIAMS, ARIZONA STATE (Jr., Richmond, Calif.). Williams had a strong outing at the Jim Click Shootout as she had a hand in three regional qualifiers while also posting two individual times that rank among the Top 10 in Arizona State history. Williams ran 11.50 to win the 100m dash before coming back to claim the 200m dash in a time of 23.48. She also ran the third leg of the winning 4x100m relay (45.04). Her 100m time ranks ninth all-time at ASU while her 200m time is the eighth-best in program history.
Women's Field Athlete of the Week: JACQUELYN JOHNSON, ARIZONA STATE (Sr., Yuma, Ariz.). The three-time defending national heptathlon champion opened her title defense by winning the Jim Click Combined Events competition with a school-record performance of 6,143 points, bettering the previous record of 6,125 set in 1990 by Gea Johnson and also moving her into the top spot in the world standings currently (as of April 5). The current Johnson won all seven events in the heptathlon to automatically qualify for the national meet while recording regional qualifying marks in four events, including the 100m hurdles (13.40), high jump (1.75m), long jump (6.08m) and javelin (46.45m). She also set two heptathlon event school records with her time of 24.01 in the 200m dash and her javelin mark while also setting the overall school record in the javelin.