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Pac-12 Track & Field Weekly Awards - March 22, 2022

Mar 22, 2022

Men’s Track Athlete of the Week: Jamar Marshall Jr., So., Arizona State (Stockton, Calif.)

  • Won the 110m hurdles at the Baldy Castillo Invitational in Tempe on Saturday in 13.60.
  • Already the school record holder (13.49), his outdoor season-opening time is currently second in the country.
  • Also ran the third leg of ASU's second-place 4x100m relay, which finished second and posted the fifth-best time in the nation this season (39.45).

ALSO NOMINATED: Udodi Onwuzurike, STAN; Aaron McCoy, COLO; Zach Shinnick, USC; Trayvion White-Austin, ARIZ.       

Women’s Track Athlete of the Week: Micaela De Mello, Fr., Washington State (Palhoca, Brazil)

  • Won the 100m hurdles at the Baldy Castillo Invitational on Saturday in a school-record 13.08. 
  • Her time tops the NCAA outdoor performance list and is the fourth-best in the world this year. 
  • Saturday's second-place finisher crossed the line in 13.24 and the previous WSU record, set in 2007, was 13.25.

ALSO NOMINATED: Celera Barnes, USC; Abbey Glynn, COLO; Jada Hurley, OSU; Shannon Meisberger, ARIZ; Cara Woolnough, UTAH.

Men’s Field Athlete of the Week: Mykolas Alekna, Fr., California (Vilnius, Lithuania)

  • Shattered Cal's freshman record in the discus throw with an NCAA-leading heave of 205-6 (62.63m) to win the Cardinal Classic on Saturday.
  • The reigning U20 World and European Champion, his debut collegiate performance places him third in program history, set a meet record, leads the NCAA this season, and is 13th in the world.

ALSO NOMINATED: Mitch Jacobson, WSU; Keyshawn King, STAN; Trey Knight, USC; Ralford Mullings, ASU; Reinaldo Rodrigues, ARIZ; Dominique Williams, COLO.

Women’s Field Athlete of the Week: Beatrice Llano, Gr., Arizona State (Bergen, Norway)

  • Won the hammer throw at Saturday's Baldy Castillo Invitational with a mark of 221-6 (67.52m). 
  • Currently second in the NCAA in the event after the outdoor season's opening weekend. 

ALSO NOMINATED: Karlee Freeman, USC; Virginia Miller, STAN; Mackenna Orie, ARIZ; Anna Purchase, CAL; Jade Whitfield, OSU.

Pac-12 on The Bowerman Watch List

Men's Pre-NCAA Indoor: Turner Washington, ASU; Micah Williams, ORE.
Women's Pre-NCAA Indoor: Camryn Rogers, CAL; Jorinde van Klinken, ASU.

Pac-12 Track & Field Athletes of the Week

  Men's Track Women's Track Men's Field Women's Field
March 22 Jamar Marshall Jr., ASU Micaela De Mello, WSU Mykolas Alekna, CAL Beatrice Llano, ASU