Pac-10 Outdoor Track and Field Athletes of the Week

May 13, 2008

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- Pacific-10 Conference outdoor track and field athlete of the week honors for the week ofMay 5-11:

Men's Track Athlete of the Week: ANDREW WHEATING, OREGON (So., Norwich, Vt.). Wheating won the 1,500meters at Friday's Oregon Twilight Meet in a time of 3:38.60. That time is the best in the nation this season (all levels)and met the Olympic Trials A Standard. That time also ranks sixth on Oregon's career top-10.

Men's Field Athletes of the Week: GREG GARZA, UCLA (Sr., Indio, Calif.). The senior All-American posted the No.2 discus mark in the NCAA this season with his season-best mark of 204-9 at the Modesto Relays. Garza was the topcollegiate finisher and fifth overall in the competition which featured Olympians and former All-Americans.

Women's Track Athlete of the Week: NICOLE BLOOD, OREGON (So., Simi Valley, Calif.). Blood was the top collegian(3rd overall) in the 1,500 meters at Friday's Oregon Twilight Meet in a time of 4:14.73. That time leads the Pac-10and ranks second nationally. That time also ranks fourth on Oregon's career top-10.

Women's Field Athlete of the Week: JACQUELYN JOHNSON, ARIZONA STATE (Sr., Yuma, Ariz.) Johnson scored6,307 points to win her third Pac-10 heptathlon crown. Her score is a Pac-10 record, a Pac-10 meet record, an ASUschool record, an ASU Sun Angel Stadium record, the third-best total in NCAA history and the best score by a collegiateathlete since 1995. In individual events, Johnson set school heptathlon records in the 100m hurdles (13.21), highjump (1.81m), long jump (6.30m), javelin (48.50m) and both the first day (3,700) and second day (2,607) point totals.


MEN'S TRACK - April 9 - Jeshua Anderson, WSU (400m Hurdles). April 14 - Jordan Boase, WASH (400m). April 21- Hari Mix, STAN (5,000m). April 28 - Andrew Wheating, ORE (Mile). May 5 - Kevin Craddock, UCLA (110m hurdles).May 12 - Adrew Wheating, ORE (1,500m).

MEN'S FIELD - April 9 - Corey White, USC (JT). April 14 - Jonathan Clark, UCLA (TJ/HJ/LJ). April 21 - CoreyWhite, USC (JT). April 28 - Dustin DeLeo, UCLA (PV). May 5 - Matt Turner, ASU (LJ/TJ/HJ). May 12 - Greg Garza,UCLA (DT).

WOMEN'S TRACK - April 9 - Charonda Williams, ASU (100m/200m). April 14 - Cherrelle Garrett, CAL (100m/200m). April 21 - Zsofia Erdelyi, USC (3000m SC). April 28 - Nicole Blood, ORE (1,500m). May 5 - Carol Rodriguez,USC (200m/40km). May 12 - Nicole Blood, ORE (1,500m).

WOMEN'S FIELD - April 9 - Jacquelyn Johnson, ASU (Hept). April 14 - Tori Anthony, UCLA (PV). April 21 - MarissaTschida, WSU (JT). April 28 - Rachel Yurkovich, ORE (JT). May 5 - Jessica Pressley, ASU (HT/DT/SP). May 12 -Jacquelyn Johnson, ASU (Hept).

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