Two Jayhawk athletes have been chosen as the Big 12 Track & Field Athletes of the Week with Mason Finley garnering the men's honor and Diamond Dixon claiming the women's accolade. It is the first ever KU sweep of the outdoor weekly awards.
It is the fourth career award for Finley and the second for Dixon. Finley's four distinctions are the most outdoor honors earned by a male athlete in league history.
Big 12 Outdoor Track & Field Male Athlete of the Week
Mason Finley, Kansas, Jr., Salida, Colo.
Finley successfully defended his two-time Kansas Relays crown in the shot put as he unleashed a throw of 19.89 meters (65-05.25 ft) on his final attempt to take top honors in the event for the third-straight year. With the title, the junior captured his fourth-consecutive shot put win of the season. His mark is the best in the NCAA this year and moved him up to No. 11 in the U.S. among both collegiate and professionals.
Big 12 Outdoor Track & Field Female Athlete of the Week
Diamond Dixon, Kansas, So., Houston, Texas
Dixon helped write a new chapter in the Kansas record books over the weekend as she anchored two school-record breaking relay teams. Her 4x100-meter team finished in 44.32 to claim the KU Relays title, while her 4x400-meter quartet ran to victory in the NCAA's sixth-fastest time setting a new meet record of 3:31.87. The sophomore also clocked a 51.80 400-meters time, the second-fastest time in the NCAA this season. That mark is the fourth-fastest time among Americans this year.
2012 Big 12 Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week
|March 21||Sam Humphreys, Texas A&M, Jr.||Donique' Flemings, Texas A&M, Jr.|
|March 28||Michael Preble, Texas A&M, Sr.||Tiffani McReynolds, Baylor, So.|
|April 4||Isaac Murphy, Texas, Jr.||Allison Peter, Texas, So.|
|April 11||Bill Kogel, Oklahoma, Jr.||Meaghan Nelson, Iowa State, Jr.|
|Brittany Borman, Oklahoma, Sr.|
|April 17||Luke Bryant, Oklahoma, Sr.
||Skylar White, Baylor, Jr.
|Deon Lendore, Texas A&M, Fr.
|April 25||Mason Finley, Kansas, Jr.||Diamond Dixon, Kansas, So.|