Walker's Pace: Theisen, Eaton Named Pac-10 AOW
Monday, May 10, 2010, 4:45 p.m.
It comes as no surprise, but Brianne Theisen and Ashton Eaton have been selected as the Pac-10's women's and men's field athletes of the week. That's the eighth and ninth weekly awards for Oregon this season.
Here's the announcement from the league office:
Men’s Field Athletes of the Week: ASHTON EATON, OREGON (Sr., Bend, Ore.)
Eaton successfully defended his Pac-10 decathlon title, with a career legal-best 8,154 points to capture the multi-events crown at Berkeley, Calif., last weekend. He won seven of the 10 events, including decathlon PRs of 16-10.75 in the pole vault and a time of 13.79 in the 110 meter hurdles. Eaton is one of three Pac-10 student-athletes all-time to capture three Pac-10 decathlon titles, joining Oregon’s Craig Brigham (1973-75) and Washington’s Mike Ramos (1983-84, 86).
Women’s Field Athlete of the Week: BRIANNE THEISEN, OREGON (Jr., Humboldt, Sask.)
Theisen defended her Pac-10 title in the heptathlon by posting 5,917 points, which was nearly 500 points over her nearest competitor. On the final day of competition, she won the javelin with a throw of 134-11, then posted a mark of 18-7 in the long jump and finished with a time of 2:15.13 in the 800 meters..Here's a link to Oregon's updated performances so far in 2010.
Here's a link to the 2010 Oregon Track & Field Multi-Media Guide.