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Lagat and Taubert Garner Weekly Honors
April 10, 2019

The Big 12 Outdoor Track & Field Athlete of the Week honorees were named as Iowa State’s Festus Lagat and K-State’s Lauren Taubert were recognized.

This week’s award marks the first all-time for both the Cyclone and the Wildcat.

Lagat, the Men’s Athlete of the Week, recipient ran fastest recorded time in the nation this season in the 800-meter race with a winning time of 1:47.14. On top of leading the nation, Lagat’s run ranks No. 3 in ISU history.

On the women’s side, Taubert garnered weekly honors after she set the No. 3 mark in the NCAA in the women’s heptathlon. She recorded PR’s in five of the seven events, including a PR in heptathlon points with 5,669. Her mark ranks No. 9 in the world this season.

Big 12 Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week

Date Women Men
Mar. 20 Hayley Jackson, West Virginia, R-Fr. (1,500m) Duke Kicinski, Texas Tech, Gr. (Discus)
Mar. 27 Meia Gordon, Oklahoma, Jr. (Shot Put and Discus) Papay Glaywulu, Oklahoma, So. (Triple Jump)
Apr. 3 Ashtin Zamzow, Texas, Sr. (Heptathlon) Gleb Dudarev, Kansas, Jr. (Hammer Throw)
Chengetayi Mapaya, TCU, Jr. (Triple Jump)
Charles Brown, Texas Tech, Jr. (Long Jump)
Apr. 10 Lauren Taubert, Kansas State, Jr. (Heptathlon) Festus Lagat, Iowa State, Jr. (800m)
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