Three WUSTL Track and Field Athletes Receive UAA Athlete of the Week Honors
St. Louis, Mo., January 31, 2012 – Three members of the Washington University in St. Louis men’s and women’s track and field teams were named the University Athletic Association (UAA) Indoor Track and Field Athletes of the Week, as announced by the Association.
Senior Erica Jackey and sophomore Jasmine Williams each received Athlete of the Week recognition for the second time this season, while senior Tyler Jackson was selected for the third time.
Jackey earned the Athlete of the Week honor for the second-straight week after setting a new meet record in the women’s mile run at the Rose-Hulman Engineer Invitational on Jan. 28. She won the event by more than 16 seconds with a time of 4:59.21, which bettered the previous record of 5:08.90 from 2009. Jackey’s time was the second-fastest indoor mile time in Washington U. history, and ranks third in NCAA Division III this season. She also boasts the third-fastest 800-meter time in Division III in 2012.
Williams was named the Athlete of the Week after three top-two finishes at the Engineer Invitational last weekend. She won the women’s long jump with a meet-record and season-best leap of 5.32 meters, which broke the five-year-old meet record of 5.24m. Williams added a runner-up finish in the high jump by clearing 1.63m, and was second in the 200 as well. She was also named the Women’s Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week on Dec. 5, 2011.
Jackson garnered his third Athlete of the Week accolades of the season after clocking a season-best time of 8.21 seconds to finish second in the men’s 60 hurdles at the Engineer Invitational. His time moved him into fourth on the Division III performance list this season. Jackson also ran the third leg of Washington U.’s 1,600 relay team, which finished fourth at the meet. He previously received Athlete of the Week honors on Dec. 5, 2011, and Jan. 16, 2012.