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Bromell, Tri-Female Athletes of the Week Named
March 26, 2014

For the first time in 10 years, the Big 12 has named an Outdoor Track & Field Tri-Female Athletes of the Week. Ese Okoro (Iowa State), Liz Herrs (Oklahoma) and Le’Tristan Pledger (Texas Tech) receive the honor after nation-best performances. Baylor’s Trayvon Bromell receives the Male Athlete of the Week after a nation-best time in the 200m dash.

Big 12 Outdoor Track & Field Male Athlete of the Week
Trayvon Bromell, Baylor, Fr., St. Petersburg, Fla.
Bromell currently leads the country with a time of 20.23 in the 200-meter dash, which he ran to win the event on Friday at the TCU Invitational. That mark was a personal-best for the freshman and the sixth-fastest in Baylor history. After his outdoor debut, Bromell now trails only former world-record holder Michael Johnson, who ran the top-five 200-meter times ever by a BU athlete. The St. Petersburg, Fla., native also ran the leadoff leg for Baylor’s 4x100-meter relay team that won the TCU Invitational event title in 39.48. That time currently leads the Big 12 and is second in the nation. It was faster than any time the BU 4x100 crew ran all of last season.

Big 12 Outdoor Track & Field Tri-Female Athletes of the Week
Ese Okoro, Iowa State, Sr., Birmingham, U.K.
Okoro holds the nations’ fastest time in the women’s 400-meter hurdles in a first-place finish at the 2014 Baldy Castillo Invitational. Okoro broke the tape in 57.77 seconds en route to the sixth-fastest time in the world this year. The Birmingham, England, native crossed the line more than 2 seconds ahead of the next finisher. Okoro was just off of her personal best of 57.43 in the event. With the performance, Okoro holds the fastest time in the event among British athletes.

Big 12 Outdoor Track & Field Tri-Female Athletes of the Week
Liz Herrs, Oklahoma, So., St. George, Kan.
Herrs won her first competition of the year with a throw of 176-2 in the javelin to beat 12 others in the field. The sophomore currently leads the country and the Big 12 by nearly two feet. She improved her personal record by nearly three feet. Herrs throw ranks as the third best javelin performance in school history.

Big 12 Outdoor Track & Field Tri-Female Athletes of the Week
Le’Tristan Pledger, Texas Tech, So., Kansas City, Kan.
Pledger clocked the nation’s leading time in the 100-meter hurdles in her very first race of the outdoor season Saturday at the inaugural UTSA Texas Challenge Invitational.

Pledger crossed the finish line in 13.16 seconds to win the event and pick up 10 points for the Lady Raiders who went on to win the meet with 197.5 points.

The time marked a new collegiate best for the sophomore, ranks third in school history and leads the nation by a full tenth of a second.

2014 Big 12 Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week

Date Male Female
March 26 Trayvon Bromell, Baylor, Fr. Ese Okoro, Iowa State, Sr.
    Liz Herrs, Oklahoma, So.
    Le’Tristan Pledger, Texas Tech, So.
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