NU T&F: Ukaoma Named Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week

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Ukaoma Named Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week

Nebraska senior Miles Ukaoma was honored by the Big Ten on Wednesday as he was selected as the league’s Track Athlete of the Week.

Ukaoma finished second in the elite section of the 400-meter hurdles at the Mt. SAC Relays last weekend. He posted a season-best time of 49.76, a mark that ranks first in the Big Ten and third in the nation this season. The honor marks the first outdoor track weekly award of his career.

The Huskers host the Pre-Drake Meet today at Ed Weir Stadium before a busy weekend of action at the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa and the Triton Invitational in San Diego, Calif.

2014 Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week

March 19 T: Andrew Kendrick, Sr., PUR

F: Coy Blair, So., PUR

March 26 T: Nolan Fife, Jr., IND

F: Zach Siegmeier, Sr., MINN

April 2 T: Levi Gibson, So., NEB

F: Billy Stanley, So., OSU

April 9 T: Mason Ferlic, So., MICH

F: Billy Stanley, So., OSU

April 16 T: Vanier Joseph, Sr., ILL

F: Steve Waithe, Jr., PSU

April 23 T: Miles Ukaoma, Sr., NEB

F: Babatunde Amosu, Jr., IOWA