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Nelson and Burnett Sweep Summit League Athlete of the Week Honors

Nelson and Burnett Sweep Summit League Athlete of the Week Honors

ELMHURST, Ill. – Israel Nelson has been named Summit League Men's Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week while teammate Kirsten Burnett earned Women's Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week award for their performances during the week of Jan. 18-24.

Israel Nelson                
So. | Port St. Lucier, Fla.

  • Earned his second Summit League Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week award this season
  • Won the 60-meter hurdles in a Summit League-best time of 7.76 seconds at the Air Force Invitational
  • His converted time of 7.80 is tied for eighth nationally this indoor season
  • Part of second-place 4x440 relay team that posted a time of 3:19.60

Kirsten Burnett
Jr. | Broken Arrow, Okla.

  • Named Summit League Athlete of the Week for the first time in her career
  • Won the triple jump at the Air Force Invitational over the weekend
  • Her winning distance of 41-10.50 (12.76m) is a career-best and tops in The Summit League this season
  • Her mark is the league's best since 2013 and currently ranks 16th nationally

Up Next
The team will travel to Pittsburg, Kan. for the Pittsburg State Invitational next weekend

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