The WIAC has named UW-Oshkosh's distance medley relay team as its Women's Track Athlete of the Week. The award was for meets held Jan. 28 - Feb. 3.
Christy Cazzola (Sr. • Kaukauna), Stephanie Jahn (Jr. • Deerfield), McKenzie Kelly (Sr. • New Richmond) and Kylee Verhasselt (So. • Freedom) clocked the fastest time in the NCAA Division III this season with an 11:43.46 at the UW-Whitewater Warhawk Classic on Feb. 2.
The group's performance, which broke a school record that stood since 2002, leads the nation by more than 17 seconds. UW-Oshkosh easily won the race, as UW-Whitewater finished 71 seconds behind at 12:54.68.
UW-Oshkosh captured the team title with 169 points. UW-Whitewater finished second in the eight-team meet with 117 points and the University of Chicago (Ill.) third with 82.
Jena Weigel of UW-La Crosse was selected as the WIAC Women's Field Athlete of the Week.