Track Stars App National Athletes of the Week

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Six athletes that rocked the nation

Track Stars App National Athletes of the Week

The collegiate indoor track and field season finished its eighth weekend of action. Check out our honorees who have been named the Track Stars App National Athletes of the Week.

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UCLA's Alyssa Wilson wins Don Kirby, second at USA meet

Alyssa Wilson - UCLA - Junior - Weight Throw, Shot Put

Alyssa Wilson had a busy and strong weekend. At the Don Kirby Elite Invitational, she threw a personal best 22.98 which earned a win in the weight throw competition. She went on to compete at the USA Indoor Track & Field Championships where she was a runner-up in the weight throw (22.80) and 10th in the shot put at 16.65.

Taishia Pryce leaps to the top of NCAA long jump rankings

Taishia Pryce - Kansas State - Junior - Long Jump

Jamaican born long jump phenom, Taishia Pryce is now the number one performer in the NCAA with a winning jump of 6.65 at the Tyson Invitational, in Fayetteville, Ark. Her career best jump is currently the seventh best in the world during the indoor season.

UK's Ellen Ekholm, NCAA's high jump leader

Ellen Ekholm - Kentucky - Senior - High Jump

Kentucky senior Ellen Ekholm won in long jump action at Clemson's Tiger Paw Invitational. Her jump of 1.90 is now the best in the NCAA. The Swedish athlete also ranks 19th in the world with her winning mark. Ekholm was the only competitor to clear six-feet at the meet. She has won all five meets that she has competed in this season.

Tonea Marshall continues hurdles dominance

Tonea Marshall - LSU - Senior - 60-Meter Hurdles

LSU's Tonea Marshall is continuing her dominance in the 60-meter hurdles. She currently sits on top of the NCAA rankings with a 7.86 60-meter hurdles performance on Jan. 17. Last weekend she had a 7.89 finish at the Tyson Invitational. Marshall's 7.86 mark is currently tied for the fourth best in the world.

Foster jumps career best, 6.57 in win at Don Kirby

Rhesa Foster - Oregon - Senior - Long Jump

Rhesa Foster's long jump mark of 6.57 at the Don Kirby Elite Invitational currently ranks as third best in the NCAA. The senior is rounding up a quality collegiate career that saw her win last year's outdoor PAC-12 long jump crown along with placing fifth at the 2019 NCAA indoor meet and seventh during the outdoor championships.

Central State's Cartwright top hurdler in NCAA Division II

Denisha Cartwright - Central State - Freshman - 60-Meter Hurdles

Denisha Cartwright is shaking up the world of NCAA Division II track and field. At the GVSU Big Meet Invite in Allendale, Mich, she won both the 60-meter dash and 60-meter hurdles. She also placed third in the 200-meter dash. Cartwright's 60-meter hurdles performance of 8.49 is the best in NCAA Division II. Her 60-meter dash time of 7.48 is currently fourth in NCAA Division II as well.

Feb. 9, 2020 National Athletes of the Week

Tamara Clark - Alabama

Lucy Bryan - Akron

Dani Jones - Colorado

Karissa Roman - Missouri

Ja'Cey Simmons - Minnesota State

Jordyn Tucker - Washington State

Jaliyah Elliott - Youngstown State

Mercy Ntia-Obong - Cloud County

Feb. 2, 2020 National Athletes of the Week

No Athletes Awarded

Jan. 26, 2020 National Athletes of the Week

Julien Alfred - Texas

Abby Steiner - Kentucky

Alexis Holmes - Kentucky

Shey Taiwo - Ole Miss

Jasmine Moore - Georgia

Mercy Ntia-Obong - Cloud County

Jasmine Deckard - Missouri Southern

Terrianna Black - Loras - Senior

Jan. 19, 2020 National Athletes of the Week

Deborah Acquah - Texas A&M

Britton Wilson - Tennessee

Ja'Cey Simmons - Minnesota State

Ellen Ekholm - Kentucky

Alonie Sutton - Tennessee

Taylor Manson - Florida

Nya Bussey - Ohio State

Jahniya Bowers - Youngstown State

Jan. 12, 2020 National Athletes of the Week

Cambrea Sturgis - North Carolina A&T

Jayla Kirkland - Florida State

Alexis Holmes - Kentucky

Meg Darmofal - Michigan

Paula Salmon - North Carolina A&T

Tonea Marshall - LSU

Abigail O'Donoghue - LSU

Shelby Tyler - Georgia - Freshman - High Jump

Dec. 15, 2019 National Athletes of the Week

Rene Medley - Lincoln

Jenny Kimbro - Iowa

Megan Grabowski - Indiana

Skyler Blair - Utah

Victoria Abunaw - Cincinnati

Janique Burgher - Kansas State

Leah Moran - Indiana

Essence Thomas - Oklahoma

Marisa Gwinner - Tiffin

Katarina Vlahovic - Iowa State

Dec. 8, 2019 National Athletes of the Week

Julien Alfred - Texas

Celera Barnes - Kentucky

Jahniya Bowers - Youngstown State

Nayoka Clunis - Minnesota

Ellen Ekholm - Kentucky

Tyra Gittens - Texas A&M

DeeNia McMiller - Memphis

Savannah Nevels - Bowling Green

Kayla Thompson - Northern Kentucky

Jehvania Whyte - Northern Illinois

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