NJCAA Outdoor Track & Field National Athletes of the Week (April 17)

NJCAA Outdoor Track & Field National Athletes of the Week (April 17)

Courtesy: Curtis Akey & Tyler Mayforth, USTFCCCA April 17, 2018   



NEW ORLEANS – It was quite the weekend in collegiate outdoor track & field.

Here are those athletes who stood out and were named National Athletes of the Week by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Tuesday.

  • NJCAA Division I Women – Adva Cohen, Iowa Central CC

Find out more about these athletes by clicking their names or scrolling below.

CLICK HERE for a historical listing of National Athletes of the Week in outdoor track & field.

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).

Nominations are open to the public. Coaches and sports information directors are encouraged to nominate their student-athletes; as are student-athletes, their families and friends, and fans of their programs. Nominated athletes are noticed before those athletes found through searching TFRRS.

The award seeks to highlight not only the very best times, marks and scores on a week-to-week basis, but also performances that were significant on the national landscape and/or the latest in a series of strong outings. Quality of competition, suspenseful finishes and other factors will also play a role in the decision.

NJCAA DIVISION I WOMEN – Adva Cohen, Iowa Central CC

Freshman | Distance
Jerusalem, Israel

Adva Cohen continues to impress, as the first-year athlete from Israel ran the nation's fastest steeplechase time from this past weekend at 10:04.00 at the Wichita State KT Woodman Classic.

Making her outdoor collegiate debut in the event, Cohen's time is the first sub-11 minute time in the event in NJCAA Division I this season. She also now ranks sixth on the All-College Descending Order List in the event.

Cohen is the first female athlete from Iowa Central CC to win National Athlete of the Week honors since Leanne Pompeani in 2016.