Pac-12 Track & Field Weekly Awards - March 29, 2022
Men’s Track Athlete of the Week: Brian Fay, Sr., Washington (Dublin, Ireland)
- Broke the Washington school record in the 10,000m by nine seconds at the Raleigh Relays, going to No. 4 in the NCAA this season in 28:22.31.
- His third school record of the year after breaking the Husky indoor 5,000m mark and running on the record-setting distance medley relay team.
ALSO NOMINATED: Munir Kabbara, UCLA; Tade Ojora, USC; Micah Williams, ORE; Trayvion White-Austin, ARIZ.
Women’s Track Athlete of the Week: Celera Barnes, Gr., USC (Ventura, Calif.)
- Won the 100m dash title at the Texas Relays with a wind-aided PR of 10.82 (+2.8), the fifth-fastest, any-condition time ever run by a collegian and this season's NCAA leader.
- Ran a wind-legal 11.07 (+1.2) in the first round, which was also an NCAA-leading time at that point and just one-hundredth of a second shy of the Pac-12's all-time top-10 performance list.
- Also ran the leadoff leg for USC's 4x100m relay which placed sixth with a time of 44.0 after qualifying with a time of 43.96.
ALSO NOMINATED: Ezinne Abba, CAL; Talie Bonds, ARIZ; Anna Gibson, WASH; Jadyn Mays, ORE; Emma Tavella, UCLA.
Men’s Field Athlete of the Week: Mykolas Alekna, Fr., California (Vilnius, Lithuania)
- Won the discus at the Aztec Invitational with a personal-best throw of 218-10 (66.70m), which shattered a 30-year-old school record by nearly eight feet.
- The mark broke the U20 world record, the NCAA freshman record and the Lithuanian U23 record.
- Now No. 2 on the Pac-12's all-time performance list, his throw is currently No. 3 in the world this year and third on the NCAA all-time bests list compiled by the USTFCCCA.
ALSO NOMINATED: Tate Curran, UCLA; Ty Hampton, ORE; Earnest Sears III, USC.
Women’s Field Athlete of the Week: Mine De Klerk, Fr., Oregon (Welkom, South Africa)
- Improved upon her own South African U20 record in the discus with a toss of 177-10 (54.22m) at the Aztec Invitational, a mark that ranks 12th in the NCAA this season and is No. 5 on the program's top-10 list.
- Currently ranked fourth in the NCAA in the shot put with winning toss of 55-11 (17.04m) to also become the No. 2 performer in program history.
ALSO NOMINATED: Amelia Flynt, CAL; Avery McMullen, COLO; Mackenna Orie, ARIZ; Lyvante Su'emai, UCLA.
Pac-12 in the USTFCCCA National Rating Index (March 28)
Pac-12 USTFCCCA National Athletes of the Week
Pac-12 on The Bowerman Watch List
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|
|March 29||Brian Fay, WASH||Celera Barnes, USC||Mykolas Alekna, CAL||Mine De Klerk, ORE|