NWAACC Track & Field Athletes of the Week

03/20/2009 22:28

Male Field Athlete of the Week
Tyler Lindgren, Lane CC, Sophomore

Meet:  Mt Hood Saints Open
Event  Hammer Mark 172-06; Discus Mark 131-2

Coaches' Comments: Tyler is 2-0 on the year in the Hammer, having set the Lane school record a couple of weeks ago with a 187’ foot toss.  He threw 172-06 in the Hammer at Mt Hood to win by more than 14 feet.  Tyler also picked up a near NWAACC qualifier in the discus, by placing third with a 131’ toss

Another coach wrote “That is a great throw this early in cold weather.”

Another coach wrote, “Though there were quite a few good performances this meet, this mark stood out from the rest as it is a very lengthy throw this early in the season.  I have not seen many other people  in our conference this year throwing close to this.”

Female Field Athlete of the Week
Rocksi Miller, Lane CC, Sophomore

Meet: Mt Hood Saints Open
Event SP Mark 38-07.75; Hammer Mark 120-00; Discus Mark 118-06

Coaches' Comments: Rocksi was in my mind the overall meet performer having come away with two first and one third place finish in the three events she competed in. She is coming off of a rupture Achilles injury from last season and has work extremely hard to get back to her pre-injury form.  She also has a 3.61 GPA!