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Pac-12 Track & Field Weekly Awards - April 5, 2022

Apr 5, 2022

Men’s Track Athlete of the Week: Udodi Onwuzurike, Fr., Stanford (West Bloomfield Township, Mich.)

  • Broke the school and meet records in his collegiate 100-meter debut at the Stanford Invitational.
  • Ran 10.14 in the prelims on Friday and topped that with a 10.07 in the final, which is No. 2 in the country this year.
  • On Saturday, came from behind on the anchor to edge Cal for the 4x100 relay win in 40.10, which is No. 9 in Stanford history, and also earned his third victory of the meet in the 200m.
  • His 200-meter time of 20.38 is second in Stanford history behind James Lofton's 20.33 from 1978 and No. 7 in in the country this season.

ALSO NOMINATED: Elliott Cook, ORE; Cass Elliott, WASH; Garrett MacQuiddy, CAL; Myles Misener-Daley, UCLA; Sam VanDorpe, USC.

Women’s Track Athlete of the Week: Abby Nichols, Gr., Colorado (Kettering, Ohio)

  • Ran 15:27.11 in the 5,000 meters at the Stanford Invitational to finish fourth overall and tops among all collegians.
  • The time, which is fourth in CU history, is first in the NCAA this season. 

ALSO NOMINATED: Micaela De Mello, WSU; Skyler Blair, UTAH; Micaela De Mello, WSU; Grace Fetherstonhaugh, OSU; Gwyn George, UCLA; Lucy Jenks, STAN; Gigi Maccagnini, USC; Izzy Thornton-Bott, ORE.

Men’s Field Athlete of the Week: Garrett Brown, Fr., Stanford (Carlsbad, Calif.)

  • Won the Stanford Invitational pole vault with a lifetime best of 17-5 (5.31m) for his first collegiate victory.
  • In leading a 1-2-3 Stanford sweep, moved into the Cardinal's all-time top-10 list at No. 6 and is No. 3 among Cardinal freshmen all-time.

ALSO NOMINATED: Kris Emig, UCLA; Eric Lyon, ORE; Hakim McMorris, CAL.

Women’s Field Athlete of the Week: Camryn Rogers, Sr., California (Richmond, British Columbia)

  • Set facility and meet records in winning the hammer throw at the Stanford Invitational on Friday.
  • Her second throw of 243-4 (74.18m) was good enough to take the event by a margin of 21 feet.
  • Now tops the NCAA's season-best list and is second in the world following her 2022 outdoor debut.

ALSO NOMINATED: Kylee Harr, COLO; Virginia Miller, STAN; Emma Nelson, OSU; Aislinn Overby, WSU; Jaida Ross, ORE.

Pac-12 in the USTFCCCA National Rating Index (April 4)

Men’s Top 25: #7 Stanford, #10 USC, #11 Arizona State, #15 California
Women’s Top 25: #8 Oregon, #11 USC, #15 California, #22 Stanford, #24 Colorado

Pac-12 USTFCCCA National Athletes of the Week

Mykolas Alekna, California – March 22

Pac-12 on The Bowerman Watch List

Men's Post-NCAA Indoor: Emmanuel Ihemeje, ORE; Turner Washington, ASU.
Women's Post-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
March 29 Brian Fay, WASH Celera Barnes, USC Mykolas Alekna, CAL Mine De Klerk, ORE
April 5 Udodi Onwuzurike, STAN Abby Nichols, COLO Garrett Brown, STAN Camryn Rogers, CAL