Dixon First-Ever NAIA Track Honoree
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Blair Dixon of Doane (Neb.) has been named the inaugural NAIA National Women's Indoor Track Athlete of the Week and Brittany Hoins of Hastings (Neb.) has been named the National Indoor Field Athlete of the Week, the national office announced Wednesday. Dixon and Hoins were selected based on their performances from Jan. 3 - 9.
Running on familiar ground, Dixon posted two wins and was the anchor leg of the second-place 4x400 meter relay at the Scott Nisely Memorial Classic hosted by Doane on Jan. 8. The sophomore, who earned 2010 NAIA Women's Indoor Track & Field All-American honors in the 400-meter dash, opened her season placing first in the 55-meter dash with a 7.55, in addition to a first-place finish in the 200-meter dash with a 26.94.
Also participating in a competitive field at the Scott Nisely Memorial Classic, Hoins won both the shot put and weight throw. The junior's throw of 44-10 ¾ in the shot put lands her at No. 2 on the NAIA performance list and is an automatic-qualifying mark for the 2011 NAIA Indoor Track & Field Championships. In the weight throw, Hoins' 53-7 ¾ mark is also an automatic-qualifying mark and ranks third in the NAIA this season.
The next Women's Indoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week announcement will be on Jan. 19.