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Pac-12 Track & Field Weekly Awards - May 5, 2021

May 5, 2021

Men’s Track Athlete of the Week: Isaiah Jewett, Sr., USC (Los Angeles, Calif.)

  • Won the 800 at the USC-UCLA Dual Meet on Sunday with a PR and meet-record time of 1:45.80.
  • The fastest collegiate time in the nation this year also improved his third-place standing on USC's all-time list.
  • Broke the previous meet record of 1:46.47 set by Rayfield Beaton of USC in 1978, one of the longest standing Dual Meet records.
  • Came back to anchor USC's winning 4x400 relay (3:06.19) to help lead USC to its most points in the Dual Meet (114) since 1950.

ALSO NOMINATED: Johnnie Blockburger, ARIZONA; Eduardo Herrera, COLORADO; Micah Williams, OREGON; Gabriel Navarro, STANFORD; Anthony Stone, UCLA.          

Women’s Track Athlete of the Week: Ella Donaghu, Sr., STANFORD (Portland, Ore.)

  • Placed second in the invitational 5,000 at the West Coast Relays in Clovis, Calif. on Friday.
  • The five-time All-American ran a lifetime best 15:29.42, which places her No. 3 in NCAA Division I and No. 1 in the Pac-12 this season.
  • Jumped to No. 8 on Stanford's all-time performers' list.
  • A day later, ran the 3,000 in the Big Meet dual against Cal. Though she was officially fourth, Stanford's top four finished four across in an intentional four-way tie for first.

ALSO NOMINATED: Shannon Meisberger, ARIZONA; Deshae Wise, CALIFORNIA; Micaela Degenero, COLORADO; Emily Sloan, OREGON; Kaylee Mitchell, OREGON STATE; Shae Anderson, UCLA; TeeTee Terry, USC.  

Men’s Field Athlete of the Week: Matthew Katnik, Sr., USC (Rolling Hills, Calif.)

  • Won the USC-UCLA Dual Meet shot put competition on Sunday with a school-record throw of 68-1 ½ (20.76) to move into second on this season’s NCAA descending order list.
  • Finished second by an inch to teammate McKay Johnson in the Dual Meet discus throw with a PR of 173-1.
  • Helped USC defeat UCLA 114-42, the Trojans’ most points in the Dual Meet since 1950.

ALSO NOMINATED: Jordan Geist, ARIZONA; Carlan Naisant, ARIZONA STATE; J.T. Herrscher, STANFORD; Kyle Brown, UCLA; Paul Ryan, WASHINGTON STATE.

Women’s Field Athlete of the Week: Alyssa Wilson, R-Jr., UCLA (Jackson, N.J.)

  • Picked up victories in the hammer, shot put and discus in the Bruins' dual meet against USC on Sunday.
  • Posted a season-best mark of 229-5 (69.94) in the hammer, good for the second-best collegiate toss in the nation this season.
  • Also earned the Olympic Trials standard with the performance.
  • Her marks of 58-2 ½  (17.74) and 177-9 (54.17) in the shot put and discus, respectively, were both season-bests.
  • It was the third time this season Wilson has swept an event’s hammer, shot and discus competitions.

ALSO NOMINATED: Lillian Lowe, ARIZONA; Amanda Carty, ARIZONA STATE; Jada Green, COLORADO; Lauri Paredes, OREGON; Lindsay McShane, OREGON STATE; Virginia Miller, STANFORD; Temi Ojora, USC; Charisma Taylor, WASHINGTON STATE.

Pac-12 in the USTFCCCA National Rating Index (May 3)

Men’s Top 25: #3 Oregon, #4 USC, #19 Arizona, #24 Arizona State

Women’s Top 25: #5 USC, #12 UCLA, #13 Oregon, #16 Arizona, #17 Colorado

Pac-12 USTFCCCA National Athletes of the Week

Turner Washington, ARIZONA STATE – May 4

Turner Washington, ARIZONA STATE – April 20

Cole Hocker, OREGON – April 6

Camryn Rogers, CALIFORNIA – April 6

Turner Washington, ARIZONA STATE – March 23

Anna Purchase, CAL – March 9

Pac-12 on The Bowerman Watch List

Men's Mid-Outdoor: Cole Hocker, OREGON; Charlie Hunter, OREGON; Cooper Teare, OREGON; Turner Washington, ARIZONA STATE.

Women's Mid-Outdoor: 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
April 21 Charles Hicks, STAN Anna Cockrell, USC Turner Washington, ASU Camryn Rogers, CAL
April 28 Cole Hocker, ORE Sage Hurta, COLO J.T. Herrscher, STAN Virginia Miller, STAN
May 5 Isaiah Jewett, USC Ella Donaghu, STAN Matthew Katnik, USC Alyssa Wilson, UCLA