M-F Athletic National Athletes of the Week (February 13, 2024) ::: USTFCCCA

M-F Athletic National Athletes of the Week (February 13, 2024) ::: USTFCCCA

NEW ORLEANS – We are speechless.

Here are the M-F Athletic National Athletes of the Week in collegiate track & field for February 13, 2024.

  • NCAA Division I Men – Ky Robinson, Stanford
  • NCAA Division I Women – Taylor Roe, Oklahoma State
  • NCAA Division II Men – Miguel Coca, Adams State
  • NCAA Division II Women – Gracie Hyde, Adams State
  • NCAA Division III Men – Josh Jeffes, SUNY Delhi
  • NCAA Division III Women – Lauren Jarrett, UW-La Crosse
  • NAIA Men – Tajean Houston, Texas Wesleyan
  • NAIA Women – Campbellsville (Ky.), 4×200 Relay
  • NJCAA Men – Indian Hills (Iowa) CC DMR
  • NJCAA Women – Lilly Alberts, Harper (Ill.)

Find out more about each of these athletes by scrolling below.

National Athlete of the Week is an award selected and presented by the USTFCCCA Communications Staff at the beginning of each week to 14 collegiate cross country athletes, when applicable (male and female for each of the three NCAA divisions, the NAIA and the NJCAA).

Nominations are open to the public. Coaches and sports information directors are encouraged to nominate their student-athletes; as are student-athletes, their families and friends, and fans of their programs. Nominated athletes are noticed before those athletes found through searching TFRRS.

The award seeks to highlight not only the very best times, marks and scores on a week-to-week basis, but also performances that were significant on the national landscape and/or the latest in a series of strong outings. Quality of competition, suspenseful finishes and other factors will also play a role in the decision.

NCAA DIVISION I MEN – Ky Robinson, Stanford

Junior | Distance
Brisbane, Australia

Prior to 2022, only one man in collegiate history had
gone under eight minutes in the 3000 meters: Alistair Cragg with his 7:38.59
clocking back in 2004 at the Tyson Invitational.

Fast forward to the present day and that number is now

Four of those athletes came from the same race on Friday
at the Husky Classic. None ran faster than Ky Robinson of Stanford, who went 7:36.69
to become the second-fastest man in collegiate history, regardless of track
size (Dempsey Indoor uses an oversized 300-meter track, compared to the
standard, record-legal, 200-meter track that we use to delineate collegiate

Robinson was trailed by Aaron Las Heras of Northern
Arizona at 7:37.26, Matt Strangio of Portland in 7:39.02 and Theo Quax of
Northern Arizona at 7:39.85. Las Heras is…

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