Awards and Honors: Dodd Named Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week

Awards and Honors: Dodd Named Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week

05/11/2022 15:59:00

// Kyle Terwillegar

To M Dodd (May 11)

Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week – In his last tune-up run before this weekend’s Big Ten Championships in Minnesota, Tom Dodd ran the fastest 800 meters of his career in 1:48.18 to win the Len Paddock Open on Saturday May 7, earning him Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week honors for the first time in his career . He walked away from a talented field that included an All-American teammate Nick Foster and professional Hobbs Kessler, and raced to No. 5 on the 2022 Big Ten outdoor roster. He also rose to No. 7 in school history, to go along with his No. 3 status in the 1,500 meters. » Big Ten Release

Joshua Zeller (March 30)

Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week — On his outdoor debut in 2022 in the 110 meter hurdles, Joshua Zeller ran the world’s fastest legal windtime at 13.42 (+1.6m/s) to win the Miami Hurricane Collegiate Invitational and earn Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week honors. His time ranks just outside the collegiate top 25 of all time and is No. 12 in British history. Zeller leads the Big Ten by about four-tenths of a second. The performance is the fastest time in school history by a tenth of a second, surpassing a wind-assisted 13.52 from Thomas Witcher in 1985. Big Ten Release

Miles Brown, Cassidy Henshaw (January 19)

Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week – It only took two weeks for a freshman long distance runner Miles Brown both breaking his first school record and earning his first Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week award. Brown won the Simmons-Harvey Invitational 600 meters in 1:16.98 on Saturday January 15, breaking a 21-year-old school record and becoming the Big Ten’s best in 2022 and one of the fastest freshmen in the league. college history. Only six other all-time NCAA freshmen have run faster. Brown doubled up later in the meet to run a leg of the 4×400 relay that ended up winning by 0.01 seconds in 3:11.29.

Big Ten Field Athlete of the Week — In his first high jump competition of the year at the Simmons-Harvey Invitational on Saturday (January 15), senior Cassidy Henshaw became the 10th man in school history to clear seven feet in the indoor high jump. Until his third and final attempt at 2.17m (7ft, 1.5in), Henshaw cleared the bar cleanly and secured not only his place in school history, but also a spot in the top of the Big Ten rankings and No. 6 in the NCAA this winter. He also finished third in the long jump. This is his first career Big Ten Athlete of the Week award. » Big Ten Release

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