LA GRANDE – (Release from Eastern Oregon University) The Mountaineer track and field team continues to excel picking up two more Track and Field Athlete of the Week awards after this weekend’s competition. The CCC announced that Maggie Ledbetter and Tanner Nett both earned Rize Laboratory Field Athlete of the Week for their performances at the Inland Northwest Invitational on Saturday.
Ledbetter earns the honor for the third-straight week. This weekend the graduate student out of Cove, Oregon put together another stellar performance in the throws. Starting with the weight throw, Ledbetter finished in second place with a toss of 16.44 meters, just six centimeters off of an “A” standard mark. Later on in the day Ledbetter made some noise in the women’s shot put with a throw of 13.42 meters which was good for second place overall. Her throw was just three centimeters off of an “A” standard mark in the shot put.
On the men’s side Tanner Nett put together another strong performance in the throws, especially the shot put. The sophomore finished third overall with a throw of 15.30 meters which ranks in the top three all-time throws for EOU Track and Field. It was also good for a “B” standard mark. In the weight throw Nett finished 11th overall with a throw of 13.30 meters.
Ledbetter, Nett and the Mountaineers return to action this weekend at the first ever Lew Thorne Invite hosted by Eastern Oregon University. The indoor meet will be the first ever held by Eastern in the new EOU Field House.