Mara Weekes was named the Big Ten Track Co-Athlete of the Week on Wednesday.
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Weekes Earns Big Ten Honor

By NU Athletic Communications

Lincoln, Neb. - Nebraska sophomore Mara Weekes was honored by the Big Ten Conference on Wednesday after being selected as the Big Ten Track Co-Athlete-of-the-Week. The accolade marks her first Big Ten outdoor track and field weekly award. 

Weekes took home the honor after recording three first-place finishes at the Nebraska Invitational, claiming top honors in the 100-meter dash (11.57), 200- meters dash (23.66) and 4x100-meter relay (46.41). Her 100- and 200-meter dash efforts rank third in the Big Ten, while her relay time in seventh in the conference.

Nebraska returns to action this weekend as the Huskers will compete at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships in Madison, Wis.

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

April 18             T: Kelsey Duerksen, Jr., IND

                        F: Leah Eber, Sr., PUR

April 25             T: Christina Manning, Sr., OSU

                        F: Jessica Flax, Jr., WIS

May 2               T: Jillian Smith, So., MICH

                        F: Morgan Wilken, Jr., NEB

May 9               T: Mara Weekes, So., NEB

                        T: Kirsten Nieuwendam, So., PSU

                        F: Taylor Smith, Jr., WIS


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