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

Apr 12, 2022

Men’s Track Athlete of the Week: Eduardo Herrera, Gr., Colorado (Madera, Calif.)

  • Won the men's 1,500m by eight seconds at the Colorado Invitational with a time of 3:44.46.
  • With altitude conversion, his mark translates to 3:39.11, which leads the West and is fourth nationally.

ALSO NOMINATED: David Foster, CAL; Dominic Gehr, ARIZ; Nicholas Ramey, USC; Justin Robinson, ASU.

Women’s Track Athlete of the Week: Ezinne Abba, Sr., California (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.)

  • Won the 200m at the home Brutus Hamilton Invitational with a PR of 22.99, the second-fastest in program history and the fastest at standard elevation.
  • Part of the Golden Bears' 4x100m relay, which ran 44.25 to break an 18-year-old school record.

ALSO NOMINATED: Josefine Eriksen, UTAH; Neysia Howard, ARIZ; Jada Hurley, OSU; Adriana Tatum, ASU.

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

  • Threw the discus 213-2 (64.97m) on his first attempt to win by more than 13 feet at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational.
  • The second-best throw in the NCAA this season behind his 218-10 (66.70m) at the Aztec Invitational in late March, which is the No. 3 mark in the world this year.

ALSO NOMINATED: Roan Allen, WASH; Reinaldo Rodrigues, ARIZ; Turner Washington, ASU; Dominique Williams, COLO.

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

  • Set an Edwards Stadium and Brutus Hamilton Invitational record in winning the hammer throw with a toss of 245-5 (74.80m). 
  • Her season-best mark leads the NCAA by more than 11 feet and is No. 2 in the world.
  • Her third consecutive meet surpassing 74 meters, something no other woman in NCAA history has done more than twice.

ALSO NOMINATED: Karlee Freeman, USC; Kylee Harr, COLO; Keely McLaughlin, OSU; Samantha Noennig, ARIZ; Camryn Thomson, UCLA; Jorinde van Klinken, ASU.

Pac-12 in the USTFCCCA National Rating Index (April 11)

Men’s Top 25: #8 Stanford, #9 Arizona State, #17 USC, #22 California
Women’s Top 25: #10 Oregon, #13 California, #15 USC, #19 Arizona, #22 Arizona State

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
April 12 Eduardo Herrera, COLO Ezinne Abba, CAL Mykolas Alekna, CAL Camryn Rogers, CAL