May 12, 2006

Winter earns 15th athlete of the week award: Sports Shorts 5/12/06

The UAA selected fourth-year Jessica Winter as athlete of the week for women’s track and field, the league announced Tuesday.

The veteran All-American tore the tape in the 1,500-meter run at the Butler University Twilight Saturday with a NCAA automatic-qualifying time of 4:32.37 to earn the honor. That time was the fifth-best in Division III this spring.

The award is Winter’s first for the 2006 outdoor track season after earning eight through the fall and winter. The captain has been cited 15 times for her career.

Winter will next set out to burn rubber at the North Central Last Chance tomorrow before heading for nationals May 25–27.