Illinois, Iowa and Purdue Claim Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Weekly Awards

March 22, 2017

Illinois, Iowa and Purdue Claim Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Weekly Awards
Illini’s Kendziera named Track Athlete of the Week, Hawkeyes’ Tuufuli and Boilermakers’ Blackman share Field Athlete of the Week honors

Track Athlete of the Week
David Kendziera, Illinois
Jr. – Mount Prospect, Ill. – Mount Prospect

  • Recorded the fastest time in the nation this season in the 110-meter hurdles
  • Finished first in the event with a time of 13.73 at the UNLV Invite in Las Vegas
  • Earns his first outdoor track weekly award of his career
  • Last Illinois Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week: DJ Zahn (April 29, 2015)

Co-Field Athletes of the Week
Reno Tuufuli, Iowa
So. – Las Vegas, Nev. – Liberty

  • Registered the longest discuss throw in the nation this season at the Baldy Castillo Invitational
  • Mark of 59.04 meters currently ranks first in the nation and sixth in school history
  • Earns the first Big Ten Outdoor Field weekly award of his career
  • Last Iowa Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week: Babatunde Amosu (April 23, 2014)

Eric Blackman, Purdue
Jr. – Evansville, Ind. – Harrison

  • Set a personal best with a nation-leading mark of 2.18 meters in the high jump at the UTSA Invitational
  • Won the event with the ninth best mark in school history
  • Earns the first Big Ten Outdoor Field weekly award of his career
  • Last Purdue Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week: Chukwuebuka Enekwechi (May 11, 2016)

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