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Pac-12 Track & Field Weekly Awards - March 25, 2021

Mar 25, 2021

Men’s Track Athlete of the Week: Johnnie Blockburger, Fr., ARIZONA (Tucson, Ariz)

  • Ran an NCAA-leading 45.83 to win the 400-meter dash at the Willie Williams Classic on Saturday in Tucson, Ariz.
  • The fifth-best 400 time in school history, Blockburger’s performance broke the Arizona freshman record in the event. 
  • Also finished fifth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 21.13, which is tied for 17th in the country.

ALSO NOMINATED: Kentre Patterson, ARIZONA STATE; Michael Vernau, STANFORD; Isaiah Jewett, USC; RayRay Wells Jr., WASHINGTON STATE.

Women’s Track Athlete of the Week: Jasmine Jones, Fr. USC (Atlanta, Ga.)

  • Won the 100-meter hurdles with a PR of 13.01 at Saturday’s Trojan Invitational. 
  • Now eighth on USC’s all-time list in the event, Jones’ effort is the fastest in the NCAA this season. 
  • A 12-time Georgia state individual champion in high school, Jones’ prep best in the 100-meter hurdles was 13.19.

ALSO NOMINATED: Shannon Meisberger, ARIZONA; Josephine Anokye, ARIZONA STATE; Eriana Henderson, COLORADO; Rebecca Ledsham, OREGON STATE; Ellie Deligianni, STANFORD; Sarah Newton, UTAH; Charisma Taylor, WASHINGTON STATE.

Men’s Field Athlete of the Week: Turner Washington, R-Junior, ARIZONA STATE (Tucson, Ariz.)

  • Broke the Arizona State outdoor discus record with a throw of 64.23 meters (210-9) on his final throw at Arizona’s Willie Williams Classic over the weekend. 
  • Washington’s mark currently leads the NCAA by more than 10 feet and garnered him National Athlete of the Week honors on Monday from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), a first for a male athlete during the outdoor season in Arizona State history.

ALSO NOMINATED: Justice Summerset, ARIZONA; Keyshawn King, STANFORD; Jordan Scott, USC; Gabe Shouman , WASHINGTON STATE.

Women’s Field Athlete of the Week: Jorinde van Klinken, Graduate Student, ARIZONA STATE (Assen, The Netherlands)

  • Won the first discus competition of her collegiate career at the Willie Williams Classic with an NCAA-leading throw of 57.74 meters (189-5) on Saturday. 
  • Earned bronze in the discus at the 2019 European U23 Throwing Cup with a mark of 55.86 meters.
  • Finished third in the shot put at the 2021 NCAA Indoor Championships with a throw of 17.56 meters (57-7.5).

ALSO NOMINATED: Alexa Porpaczy, ARIZONA; Lindsay McShane, OREGON STATE; Brielle Smith, STANFORD; Lanae-Tava Thomas, USC; Ida Eikeng, WASHINGTON; Carolina Ulloa Daza, WASHINGTON STATE.

Pac-12 in the USTFCCCA National Rankings

The first rankings of the outdoor season are scheduled to be released on Monday, March 29.

Pac-12 USTFCCCA National Athletes of the Week

Turner Washington, ARIZONA STATE - March 23
Anna Purchase, CALIFORNIA - March 9