Oklahoma State’s Nick Miller and Kansas State’s Erica Twiss were named the Big 12 Track & Field Athletes of the Week. Miller set a national mark in the hammer throw, while Twiss broke a personal record in the long jump.
Big 12 Outdoor Track & Field Male Athlete of the Week
Nick Miller, Oklahoma State, Jr., Carrie, United Kingdom
Miller launched the hammer 74.37m/244-0, marking a new OSU record and the best throw in the nation by more than a meter and a half.
However, that throw only extended his lead on the NCAA list and OSU all-time list, because earlier that day, he registered a mark of 74.15m/243-3, which would have also led the NCAA, had it been his best throw of the day.
Miller’s throw also broke the Big 12 Conference record in the hammer. The previous mark was 71.92/235-11.5, by Chris Rohr of Missouri, in 2009.
Big 12 Outdoor Track & Field Female Athlete of the Week
Erica Twiss, K-State, Sr., Carrollton, Texas
Twiss set a personal best mark in the long jump over the weekend. This is the second time she has reached a personal record in the event this season. The senior leapt 6.37m in the event to move her to second in the conference.
2014 Big 12 Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week
|March 26||Trayvon Bromell, Baylor, Fr.||Ese Okoro, Iowa State, Sr.|
|Liz Herrs, Oklahoma, So.|
|Le’Tristan Pledger, Texas Tech, So.|
|April 2||Trayvon Bromell, Baylor, Fr.||Lindsay Vollmer, Kansas, Jr.|
|April 9||Reinis Kregers, K-State, So.||Marielle Hall, Texas, Sr.|
|April 16||Carlos Rodriguez, K-State, Sr.||Courtney Okolo, Texas, So.|
|April 23||Michael Stigler, Kansas, Jr.||Sydney Conley, Kansas, So.|
|Ryan Crouser, Texas, Jr.|
|Kennedy Kithuka, Texas Tech, Sr.|
|April 30||Michael Stigler, Kansas, Jr.||Texas 4x400-meter Relay Team|
|(Briana Nelson, Courtney Okolo, Kendall Baisden, Ashley Spencer)|
|May 7||JaCorian Duffield, Texas Tech, Jr.||Ashley Spencer, Texas, Jr.|
|May 14||Nick Miller, Oklahoma State, Jr.||Erica Twiss, K-State, Sr.|