Paris Daniels (Kansas) and Nick Miller (Oklahoma State) have been named Big 12 Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week for competition April 11-14. It is the first weekly award for both student-athletes.
Big 12 Outdoor Track & Field Male Athlete of the Week
Nick Miller, Oklahoma State, So., Carlisle, United Kingdom
Miller launched the second-longest hammer throw in the NCAA and best in the Big 12 this season with a distance of 69.29m/227-04. The throw helped Miller win the event at the John McDonnell Invitational by nearly six meters.
Big 12 Outdoor Track & Field Female Athlete of the Week
Paris Daniels, Kansas, Sr., St. Louis, Mo.
Daniels ran away from the field in the 200 meters at the John McDonnell Invitational over the weekend. The reigning Big 12 champion in the event, Daniels crossed the finish in a wind-aided time of 22.76 to take the event title by nearly half a second. Her mark is the No. 3 time recorded in the NCAA this year and is the fourth-fastest any-condition time in the world in 2013. Daniels now holds three top-three ranked times in the Big 12 this year, the 100 meters (11.37), the 200 meters (22.76) and the 4x400-meter relay (3:32.26).
2013 Big 12 Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week
|March 27||Patrick McGregor, Texas, Sr.||Cierra White, Texas Tech, So.|
|April 3||Ryan Crouser, Texas, So.||Danielle Dowie, Texas, Jr.|
|April 10||Felix Obi, Baylor, Fr.||Tia Brooks, Oklahoma, Sr.|
|April 17||Nick Miller, Oklahoma State, So.||Paris Daniels, Kansas, Sr.|