NEW ORLEANS – Oregon senior Laura Roesler was named the USTFCCCA Division I Women’s National Athlete of the Week, Monday, after running to a 2:00.54 victory in the 800 at the Mt. SAC Relays over the weekend.
The performance was her second nation-leading performance over the span of the past two weeks after a 2:01.10 at the Pepsi Dual.
After a sub-60 first lap, the senior maneuvered from traffic in the middle of the pack and into the lead with 200 meters to go before shutting the door on the field in the final 100 meters to win by more than half a second. The performance moved her to No. 8 on the all-time collegiate performers list and improved her standing at No. 2 in the world for 2014.
This is Roesler’s second career award after also winning it during the 2014 indoor season.
The Ducks will be in action this week at the Penn Relays, running Thursday-Saturday.