Courtesy: Curtis Akey & Tyler Mayforth, USTFCCCA January 23, 2018
NCAA & NJCAA ITF National Athletes of the Week (January 23)
NEW ORLEANS – Collegians took aim at all of the records this past weekend.
They weren't content with puting their name on the all-time best lists.
They wanted collegiate indoor records.
They wanted American indoor records.
They wanted all-time world bests.
Here are those eight athletes who made waves and were named National Athletes of the Week by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Tuesday.
- NCAA Division I Men – Grant Holloway, Florida
- NCAA Division I Women – Keturah Orji, Georgia
- NCAA Division II Men – Myles Pringle, Ashland
- NCAA Division II Women – Ashlea Maddex, Cal State Los Angeles
- NCAA Division III Men – Jordan Johnson, Benedictine (Ill.)
- NCAA Division III Women – Wadeline Jonathas, UMass Boston
- NJCAA Division I Men – Terence Ware, Barton County CC
- NJCAA Division I Women – Adva Cohen, Iowa Central CC
Find out more about these athletes by clicking their names or scrolling below.
National Athlete of the Week is an award selected and presented by the USTFCCCA Communications Staff at the beginning of each week to eight collegiate indoor track & field athletes (male and female for each of the three NCAA divisions and NJCAA Division I).
NJCAA DIVISION I WOMEN – Adva Cohen, Iowa Central CC
Freshman | Distance
Get used to seeing Adva Cohen's name here. She's something special.
Cohen ran a 16:43.76 in the 5000 meters at the SDSU DII Invitational, topping the NJCAA Descending Order List and hitting an NJCAA Automatic Qualifying Mark. Cohen finished over a minute ahead of her nearest competitor, and her time was the best in the nation in the event on the week.
Additionally, Cohen posted the top time in NJCAA on the year in the mile, running a 4:49.57 at the Jim Emmerich Alumni Invite a day after her 5000 meter performance. Cohen hit an NJCAA Automatic Qualifying Mark in that event, as well, and took home the event title over a slew of NCAA Division I athletes.