Pac-12 Track & Field Weekly Awards - April 14, 2021
Men’s Track Athlete of the Week: Johnnie Blockburger, Fr., ARIZONA (Tucson, Ariz.)
- Won the 400 at the Jim Click Shootout with a program-record time of 44.71.
- Performance is No. 2 in the NCAA in 2021 and is a U.S. Olympic Trials Qualifying time.
- Also was part of the Wildcats’ winning 4x100 (39.68) and 4x400 relays (3:05.86), which are 19th and 13th in the NCAA this season, respectively.
- Second Men's Track Athlete of the Week award this season (March 25).
ALSO NOMINATED: Jamar Marshall Jr., ARIZONA STATE; Brian Herron, USC.
Women’s Track Athlete of the Week: Shae Anderson, R-So., UCLA (Norco, Calif.)
- Won the 400 hurdles at the Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational, clocking a lifetime-best time of 56.45 to win her first collegiate appearance in the event.
- It’s the No. 2 time in the NCAA this season and eighth in program history in the event.
- Also ran a lifetime-best 11.50 to win the 100, her first appearance in the event in more than three years.
- Second Women's Track Athlete of the Week award this season (March 31).
ALSO NOMINATED: Shannon Meisberger, ARIZONA; Josephine Anokye, ARIZONA STATE; Eriana Henderson, COLORADO; Rebecca Ledsham, OREGON STATE; Jan'Taijah Ford, USC; Brooke Manson, UTAH.
Men’s Field Athlete of the Week: Turner Washington, R-Jr., ARIZONA STATE (Tucson, Ariz.)
- Won the discus at the Jim Click Shootout with a third attempt of 211-10 (64.57), besting his previous school record by 13 inches.
- Throw leads all collegians by six feet this season and is sixth in Pac-12 history.
- Second Men's Field Athlete of the Week award this season (March 25).
ALSO NOMINATED: Israel Oloyede, ARIZONA; Kyle Brown, UCLA; McKay Johnson, USC.
Women’s Field Athlete of the Week: Samantha Noennig, Jr., ARIZONA (Hartford, Wis.)
- Threw 59-6 ¼ (18.14) to win the shot put at the Jim Click Shootout.
- The fourth-best mark in school history also tops all NCAA competitors this season.
- Finished second in the discus with a mark of 174-5 (53.18).
ALSO NOMINATED: Emma Nelson, OREGON STATE; Temi Ojora, USC.
Pac-12 in the USTFCCCA National Rating Index (April 12)
Men’s Top 25: #4 USC, #6 Oregon, #13 Arizona, #22 Arizona State, #22 Washington,
Women’s Top 25: #2 USC, #18 Arizona, #20 Arizona State, #21 Oregon
Pac-12 USTFCCCA National Athletes of the Week
Pac-12 on The Bowerman Watch List
Men's Post-Indoor: Cole Hocker, OREGON; Charlie Hunter, OREGON; Cooper Teare, OREGON; Turner Washington, ARIZONA STATE.
Women's Post-Indoor: Kemba Nelson, OREGON; Twanisha Terry, USC.
Pac-12 Track & Field Athletes of the Week
|Men's Track||Women's Track||Men's Field||Women's Field|
|March 25||Johnnie Blockburger, ARIZ||Jasmine Jones, USC||Turner Washington, ASU||Jorinde van Klinken, ASU|
|March 31||Xavier Nairne, ORE||Shae Anderson, UCLA||Ben Milligan, ORE||Alyssa Wilson, UCLA|
|April 7||Cole Hocker, ORE||Sage Hurta, COLO||Jordan Scott, USC||Camryn Rogers, CAL|
|April 14||Johnnie Blockburger, ARIZ||Shae Anderson, UCLA||Turner Washington, ASU||Samantha Noennig, ARIZ|