Tucson, Ariz. – The University of Arizona Wildcat No. 9 women’s track and field team received an individual award on Tuesday from the Pac-12 Conference. Senior Julie Labonté was named the Pac-12 Women’s Field Athlete of the week.
Labonté, a two-time NCAA Champion, had quite the day on March 29 at the ASU Invitational. She began the day by beating the defending NCAA Champion in the discus, Arizona State’s Anna Jelmini. Labonté had a personal-best toss of 186-6 (56.84m). That mark was good for first place overall and ranks as the fourth-best toss in the country this year. That mark is also the No. 4 toss in school history. Later that afternoon, Labonté took first place in the shot put competition with a season-best toss of 56-6.75 (17.24m). Labonté set the top mark in the country at the Willie Williams Classic, throwing 56-0 (17.07m). Her mark on Saturday also ranked as the collegiate-leading mark, over a foot further than the No. 2 mark.
Milan Ristic of California was named the Men's Track Athlete of the Week. Oregon's Jenna Prandini was named the Women's Track Athlete of the Week. Viktor Fajoyomi of USC was the Men's Field Athlete of the Week.
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