Feb. 26, 2014
Big 12 ReleaseMANHATTAN, Kan. – Junior Alyx Treasure was named Big 12 Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week for her excellent performance this past Friday in the high jump at the K-State Open. Her jump of 1.83m/6-00.00 not only won the event but also tied her career-indoor best mark and placed her at seventh all-time in K-State history.
Winner of the indoor conference championship her freshman year, Treasure looks poised to make a run at a second Big 12 title as well as a return trip to the NCAA Championships. Her winning effort is currently the top height cleared in the Big 12 and ties her for seventh overall in Division I. It also marks the highest jump by a female Wildcat jumper since Treasure, herself, cleared a personal-best 1.84m/6-00.50 on March 31, 2012, in College Station, Texas.
Treasure is the second Wildcat this season to be awarded the weekly conference honor along with Devin Dick, who was named athlete of the week three weeks ago for his heptathlon win at the Bill Bergan Invitational. The Prince George, B.C., native is also the first women’s athlete to earn the honor since Boglarka Bozzay (now Davies) did so in 2012 when she set a school record in the 800 meter at the Nebraska Tune-Up.
On the men’s side, Oklahoma State junior Tyreek Hill was named Big 12 Athlete of the Week for his meet record performance this past Friday, also at the K-State Open. His time of 6.68 seconds narrowly bested the time of former Wildcat Terence Newman, who set the record in 2002 with a time of 6.69 seconds.
Treasure and the rest of the Wildcats will look to finish the indoor season strong, as the team closes out its season in Ames, Iowa, for the Big 12 Championships. The championship meet is scheduled to run from Feb. 28 to March 1. For more information, visit www.k-statesports.com.