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TRACK AND FIELD ATHLETES OF THE WEEK


USD's Amber Hegge

USD's Amber Hegge

May 7, 2009

Naperville, Ill. - The University of South Dakota's Ben Walters and Amber Hegge swept the Great West Conference Track and Field Athletes of the Week awards, announced by the conference on Wednesday.

Waters was the champion of the shot put with a throw of 54'07.25 at the Howard Wood Dakota Relays last weekend. The Lennox, S.D., native also took third place hammer throw with a mark of 177-02. Walters leads the Great West Conference in the shot put and was named GWC Athlete of the Week for the second consecutive week.

Hegge claimed the triple jump title after jumping 38-11 at the Howard Wood Dakota Relays this past weekend. Hegge surpassed SDSU's Ashley Lange who finished second with a mark of 37-08.75. On the second day of the meet, the sophomore earned a second place finish in the long jump with a mark of 17-04.25. Hegge would now rank first on the GWC triple jump performance list with a mark of 38'11".

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