After banner performances at the Willamette Invitational last weekend, Kelsey Klettke, Kaytlyn Coleman, Sam Atkin and John Murray were all recognized as Female and Male Track and Field Athletes of the Week, respectively, by the Frontier Conference.
The Warriors swept the conference honors issued to one male and one female athlete apiece in track events and field events.
Klettke, a senior from Vancouver, Wash., was this week’s Female Track Athlete of the Week.
She finished third in the 1,500 meters on Saturday at Willamette in a time of 4:40.21, breaking her own school record in the event. The finish qualified her for the NAIA Outdoor National Championships, which will be held on May 23-25 in Marion, Ind.
Coleman, a freshman from Kennewick, Wash., was named the Female Field Athleteof the Week after her third-place finish in the shot put at the Willamette Invite. She also placed fourth in the hammer throw and fourth in the discus.
Her heaves in the shot and the hammer improved on national qualifying marks.
Atkin, a sophomore from Lincolnshire, England, was named Male Track Athlete of the Week after winning the 5,000 meters at the prestigious meet in Salem, Ore. Atkin’s time of 14:24.29 bested the school record previously set by Dave Marks last spring by nearly 12 seconds.
Murray, a sophomore from Coeur d’Alene, turned in a second-place finish in the hammer throw, and his heave of 178 feet, 4.5 inches was the fourth-best in the nation this spring. It also earned him the nod as the Male Field Athlete of the Week.
Klettke, Coleman, Atkin and Murray are all headed to nationals.
After the Willamette Invite, the Warrior track and field team now has a school-record seven athletes qualfied for NAIA Outdoor Nationals.
The Warriors will compete at WAR 6 at Spokane Falls Community College this weekend looking to add even more names to that list.