Case Western Reserve University senior sprinter Nathaniel Wahner, sophomore thrower Tyler Bushman, sophomore sprinter Olivia Newman and senior thrower Temi Omilabu were named the University Athletic Association Athletes of the Week for track and field, following their performances at the Kent State Golden Gala on Friday and Saturday.
Wahner broke the school record in the 200-meter dash en route to finishing seventh out of 31 competitors in the event. He finished the event in a time of 22.44, besting the previous school record of 22.48, set Wahner last season. Wahner was also a member of the 4x400-meter relay team that added a fourth-place finish with a time of 3:21.72. This was the first UAA Athlete of the Week honor of his career.
Bushman competed in both the weight throw and in the shot put at the Kent State Golden Gala over the weekend. In the weight throw, Bushman finished 23rd with a mark of 12.22 meters. In the shot put, he finished 31st with throw of 11.14 meters. This was his first UAA Athlete of the Week honor of his career.
Newman finished 20th in the 200-meter dash at the meet on Saturday. She crossed the line in a time of 26.93. Newman was also a member of the 4x400-meter relay team that added a fifth-place finish in the event with a time of 4:07.62. This was her first UAA Athlete of the Week honor of her career.
Omilabu finished ninth in the women's weight throw with a mark of 15.42 meters, which now ranks third on the Spartans all-time list. This was her third UAA Athlete of the Week honor of her career.
The Spartans will resume competition in the new year, with a road meet on Saturday, January 21st at the SPIRE Invitational in Geneva, Ohio.
The following Spartans have UAA Track and Field Athlete of the Week honors during the 2016-17 season: