2015 Men's Track & Field Athletes of the Week

April 20 - Bret Robertson, Westminster College (Field)
                 Haile Wilson, Webster University (Track)

(Field) Robertson, a junior from California, Mo., finished second this weekend in the javelin throw while competing at the Missouri S&T Invitational. Robertson recorded a distance of 51.97 meters with the throw.

(Track) Wilson, a freshman from Eureka, Mo., had a pair of top three showings at the Rose-Hulman Twilight Meet. He grabbed first place in the 100 meter dash with a time of 11.00 seconds. Wilson then finished in third in the 200 meter dash, with a time of 22.17 seconds. This marks his second Player of the Week honors this season.

April 13 - Kyle Jenkins, Spalding University (Field)
                 Jonah Peoples, Greenville College (Track)

(Field) Jenkins, a senior from Louisville, Ky., put together another impressive weekend; this time at the Cumberlands Invite. Jenkins took home two top three finishes and fourth place in a third event. He captured first int he discus with a distance of 48.69 meters and followed with a second place spot in the shot put with a distance of 16.26 meters. He currently ranks third in the nation in discus and sixth in shot put.

(Track) Peoples, a sophomore from Champaign, Ill., was busy on Saturday in the SLU Invite competing in three separate races. Peoples picked up two first place finishes and one third place finish to highlight the day for the Panthers. Peoples grabbed first in the 110 hurdles with a time of 14.89. He was part of the relay team that won the 4x100 race with a time of 41.95. He closed out the day with a third place finish in the 200 meter race, with a time of 22.06 seconds. His time in the hurdles is tops in the SLIAC while his time in the 200 meters is second in the conference this season.

April 6 - Logan Shoemaker, Westminster College (Field)
              Bruce Gray, Greenville College (Track)

(Field) Shoemaker, a freshman from Owensville, Mo., set a school record in the shot put this weekend, finishing in third place at the CMU Invitational. Shoemaker threw a distance of 14.26 meters, besting the previous school record by over a meter. His distance currently ranks second in the SLIAC this season.

(Track) Gray, a senior from Chicago, Ill., had three top two finishes over the weekend at the Greenville Select Meet. Gray took first place in the 100 meter race, finishing with a time of 10.73 seconds, as well as in the 200 meter race, with a time of 21.85 seconds. Gray capped his day by competing in the 4x100 relay where he took second place with a time of 42.06 seconds. His time in the 200 meter race is currently the best in the SLIAC this season.

March 30 - Kyle Jenkins, Spalding University (Field)
                   Jason Hickson, Webster University (Track)

(Field) Jenkins, a senior from Louisville, Ky., put in three top three performances this weekend while competing at the Hanover Invitational. Jenkins placed first in both the discus and hammer throw while taking second place in the shot put. His distance of 48.24 meters in the discus ranks him 6th in the nation. He is currently ranked in the top ten in the nation in shot put (5th), discus, and hammer throw (9th).

(Track) Hickson, a senior from Hillsboro, Mo., took first place in the 10,000 meter event this weekend at the Wash U Invitational. Hickson finished the race with a time of 32:44.77, topping a field of 35 runners. He bested the nearest competitor in the race by over five-seconds and set a new program record.

March 23 - Kyle Jenkins, Spalding University (Field)
                   Haile Wilson, Webster University (Track)

(Field) Jenkins, a senior from Louisville, Ky., is off to another strong start this season as he took first place in three events at the Pioneer Invitational. Jenkins grabbed first in shot put with a distance of 16.62 meters, good of second in the nation. He also threw 47.60 meters in the discus, good for fourth in the nation, and recorded a distance of 52.48 meters in the hammer throw, currently ranking 5th in the nation.

(Track) Wilson, a freshman from Eureka, Mo., is the SLIAC Track Player of the Week after making his collegiate racing debut last weekend at the Wash U Mini. Wilson placed in the top three in two events and helped the Gorloks place second at the meet. Wilson finished 3rd in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.31 and followed with a second place finish in the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.66.