Miller, Wright Earn Big Ten Honors

By: Courtesy: NU Media Relations
By: Courtesy: NU Media Relations

Lincoln, Neb.- Nebraska senior Ashley Miller and sophomore Chad Wright were honored by the Big Ten Conference on Wednesday after being selected as the Big Ten Female Co-Track and Male Field Athletes-of-the-Week. The accolade marks the first Big Ten Outdoor Track and Field weekly award for Miller and the second for Wright.

Miller was named the Big Ten Female Co-Track Athlete of the Week after recording a personal-best time of 2:03.33 in the 800 meters at the Sun Angel Classic. Her effort ranks first in the conference and third in the country this year.

Wright was named the Big Ten Male Field Athlete of the Week after placing first in the discus at the Sun Angel Classic with a throw of 198-05, which ranks first in the conference and second in the nation. Wright also recorded a top-10 finish in the shot put (54-9 1/2).

2012 Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Athletes of the Week

March 21 T: Ashley Spencer, Fr., ILL

F: DeAnne Hahn, Sr., MINN

March 28 T: Breanne Ehrman, Jr., IND

T: Chesna Sykes, So., OSU

F: Emma Kimoto, Jr., IND

April 4 T: Christina Manning, Sr., OSU

F: Melissa Kurzdorfer, So., PSU

April 11 T: Alex Leptich, So., MICH

T: Ashley Miller, Sr., NEB

F: Emily Pendleton, Sr., MICH

2012 Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Athletes of the Week

March 21 T: No Selection

F: Trey Davis, Sr., MINN

March 28 T: De’Sean Turner, Sr., IND

F: Chad Wright, So., NEB

April 4 T: Thomas Murdaugh, Sr., OSU

F: Chris Phipps, Sr., NEB

F: Joe Kovacs, Sr., PSU

F: Geoff Davis, Jr., PUR

April 11 T: Kyle Engnell, Sr., ILL

F: Chad Wright, So., NEB


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