Jan. 14, 2014
IRVING, Texas - Conference USA has named Bryce Robinson of Tulsa and UAB's Eli Kirk its first Indoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week for the 2014 season. Kirk won the 3,000 meters with the nation's second-best time of 9:14.10, breaking her own school record as well as the Birmingham CrossPlex record. Robinson clocked a pair of NCAA Top 10 times during opening weekend action at the Arkansas Invitational. He recorded a school-record time of 20.94 in the 200m, which ranks second in the nation. Robinson also won the 60m and his prelim time of 6.72 seconds is tied for the ninth fastest in the NCAA.
C-USA TRACK AND FIELD WEEKLY AWARDS
MALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
BRYCE ROBINSON, TULSA
Sophomore / Sprints / Edmond, Okla.
Robinson set a school record with a time of 20.94 in the 200-meter dash at the Arkansas Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark., on Jan. 8. His time ranks second in the 200-meter dash for the 2014 NCAA indoor season. Robinson also finished first in the 60-meter dash preliminary round with a time of 6.72 seconds, which is tied as the ninth fastest 60-meter dash in the NCAA. This is Robinson's first Indoor Athlete of the Week honor.
FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
2014 TRACK & FIELD ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
ELI KIRK, UAB
Grad Student / Distance / Swansea, Wales
Kirk continued her success from the cross country season with a smooth transition to the distance running for the indoor season with a dominant performance in the 3,000-meter run at the Third Annual UAB Blazer Invitational Jan. 10-11. Kirk finished first in the event with a run of 9:14.10, shattering the meet record by 55 seconds. Her time also broke the Birmingham CrossPlex record by four seconds as well as her own UAB school record, which she set a year ago, by nine seconds. Kirk's record currently sits as the second-best in the NCAA this season. This is Kirk's first Indoor Athlete of the Week honor for the season, but she was twice named the Cross Country Athlete of the Week during the 2013 season.
January 14 Bryce Robinson, Tulsa
January 14 Eli Kirk, UAB