Pac-12 announces outdoor track & field athletes of the week

The Pac-12 Conference outdoor track and field athlete of the week honors for the week of March 11-17:

Men's Track Athlete of the Week
Zakee Washington, Arizona
Junior
Las Vegas, Nev.

Washington set a personal-best in the 400-meter dash (46.38s) at the Willie Williams Classic against nationally ranked programs BYU and UCLA. The mark is currently No. 1 in the NCAA and Pac-12 Conference, and checked in at No. 10 in Arizona history. The applied humanities major with an emphasis in fashion studies also ran a leg on the 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams that both earned second-place finishes. The 4x400 relay recorded a time of 3:10.18 to set the No. 6 mark in the NCAA.

ALSO NOMINATED: Paramveer Chohan, CALIFORNIA; Cameron Stone, UCLA; Omotade Ojora, USC; Kemuel Santana, WASHINGTON.

Women's Track Athlete of the Week
TeeTee Terry, USC
Sophomore
Miami, Fla.

Terry won the 200-meter dash at the Trojan Invitational with a time of 23.00 seconds into a headwind (-1.1). Her time is the fastest wind-legal mark this season and second in the country overall. Terry, who is majoring in communications with a minor in forensics and criminality, also anchored USC's 4x100 relay team which won at the Trojan Invite with a nation-leading time of 43.35, a mark that is also tied for ninth on USC's all-time list.

It is the third career Pac-12 weekly honor for Terry, who won the award twice en route to being named the Conference Freshman of the Year in 2018.

ALSO NOMINATED: Mina Anglero, CALIFORNIA; Ashlan Best, STANFORD; Suzie Acolatse, UCLA; Sarah Newton, UTAH; Darhian Mills, WASHINGTON.

Men's Field Athlete of the Week
Matthew Katnik, USC
R-Junior
Rolling Hills Estates, Calif.

Katnik won the shot put at the Trojan Invitational by more than five feet with a PR of 19.46 meters (63-10.25). The throw is the top mark in the country as only two other athletes have a mark over 19 meters this season. His throw also moves the business administration major to seventh on USC's all-time shot put list.

ALSO NOMINATED: Grayson Fleming, ARIZONA; Hakim McMorris, CALIFORNIA; Liam Christensen, STANFORD; Simon Litzell, UCLA; Chase Smith, WASHINGTON.

Women's Field Athlete of the Week
Mackenzie Little, Stanford
Senior
Roseville, NSW, Australia

Also named the USTFCCCA Division I National Athlete of the Week, defending NCAA javelin champion Little won the event at the Hornet Invitational with a toss of 59.20 meters (194-2), the second-longest throw of her lifetime. The throw would register third on the Pac-12's all-time performance list if Little didn't already own the Conference's record of 60.36 meters (198-0). Little is seeking to become the fifth four-time javelin champion in league history (Men's: Sam Crouser - ORE; Women's: Inga Stasiulionyte - USC; Rachel Yurkovich - ORE; Brianna Bain - STAN).

Little, a human biology major, is one of an NCAA-leading five Pac-12 women athletes named to the Post-Indoor Watch List for The Bowerman. It is Little's second Pac-12 Athlete of the Week honor (4/4/17).

ALSO NOMINATED: Karla Teran, ARIZONA; Samantha Noennig, ARIZONA STATE; Elleyse Garrett, UCLA; Isabella Marten, USC; Eliza Hansen, UTAH.

Pac-12 in the USTFCCCA National Rankings (March 18)

Men's Top 25: #7 Oregon, #15 Arizona, #16 Stanford, #17 UCLA

The Pac-12's four men's top 25 teams is tied for the second-most nationally, trailing only the SEC's 10. 

Women's Top 25: #1 USC, #5 Oregon, #9 Colorado, #11 Stanford, #20 Washington, #22 UCLA

The reigning NCAA outdoor champion and indoor runner-up Trojans top the preseason rating index, leading a pack of six Pac-12 programs in the top 25 - the second-most nationally behind only the SEC's eight.

Pac-12 on The Bowerman Watch List

Men's Post-Indoor: Grant Fisher, STANFORD.

Women's Post-Indoor: Jessica Hull, OREGON; Mackenzie Little, STANFORD; Chanel Brissett, USC; Kaelin Roberts, USC; Olivia Gruver, WASHINGTON.

2019 Pac-12 Track & Field Athletes of the Week

  Men's Track Women's Track Men's Field Women's Field
March 19 Zakee Washington, ARIZ TeeTee Terry, USC Matthew Katnik, USC Mackenzie Little, STAN
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