Washington U. Track and Field Trio Lands UAA Athlete of the Week Honors
St. Louis, Mo., February 7, 2012 – For the second straight week, the Washington University in St. Louis men’s and women’s track & field teams had three student-athletes receive University Athletic Association (UAA) Athlete of the Week honors, as announced by the Association.
Sophomore Anna Etherington, senior Erica Jackey and freshman Troy Makous were selected as this week’s UAA Athletes of the Week following their strong performances at the Bob Keck Invite on Saturday, Feb. 4.
Etherington won the women’s pole vault at the Bob Keck Invite by clearing a career-best height of 3.81 meters. The mark was 0.3 of a meter better than her previous season best and moved her into third on the NCAA Division III performance list this season. Etherington also moved into second on Washington U.’s all-time pole vault leaders list, just five centimeters shy of the school record mark. She also received UAA Athlete of the Week honors on Jan. 16.
Jackey earned the Athlete of the Week honor for the third-straight week after breaking her own school record in the 800 meters at the Bob Keck Invite. She finished second in the event with a time of 2:10.69, which is the second-fastest time in NCAA Division III this season. Jackey’s time was nearly four seconds faster than her previous school record set on Jan. 21. She also holds the third-fastest mile time in Division III in 2012.
Makous nabbed his first-career UAA Athlete of the Week honors after a career-best performance in the men’s pole vault at the Bob Keck Invite. He cleared a height of 4.55 meters to finish third in the pole vault at the meet. His mark improved his season-best by 10 centimeters.