Liz Phillips and Dan Davis Receive UAA Athlete of the Week Honors
St. Louis, Mo., May 23, 2011 – Junior Liz Phillips of the Washington University in St. Louis women’s outdoor track and field team and junior Dan Davis of the men’s outdoor track and field team each earned University Athletic Association (UAA) Athlete of the Week honors, as announced Monday by the conference office.
Phillips set a new school record and provisionally qualified for the 2011 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships in the 800-meter at the North Central College Gregory Invitational on May 20, in Naperville, Ill. She won the race with a time of 2:11.09, which ranks sixth in Division III heading into this week’s championship meet and eclipsed the old school record by 0.02 seconds. Phillips will also compete in the 1,500-meter run at the NCAA Championships.
Davis had already qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 110-meter hurdles but set a new season-best with an NCAA automatic qualifying time of 14.28 at the Gregory Invitational on Friday. He ranks second among this year’s NCAA qualifiers as he takes aim at earning All-America honors in the 110-hurdles for the first time in his career.
This year’s NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championship will take place Thursday-Saturday, May 26-28, on the campus of Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio. The Washington University men’s and women’s outdoor track and field teams are sending 10 student-athletes to the meet to compete in 11 different events.