By Chad Waller, NAIA Director of Communications & Sports Information
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kimmy Moore of Eastern Oregon has been named the NAIA National Women's Outdoor Field Athlete of The Week and Stacy Warrior of Oklahoma Baptist has been honored as the NAIA National Women's Track Athlete of The Week, the national office announced Wednesday. Moore and Warrior were selected based on their performances from April 2 - 8.
Moore, a senior from Noxen, Mont., cruised to the heptathlon victory at the Cascade Collegiate Conference Multi-Championships from April 5 - 6. She tallied 4,481 points, well ahead of the second-place finisher, NyEma Sims of Concordia (Ore.), who had 3,727 points. Moore's point total is the second-most ever at the conference meet, and is third best on the Eastern Oregon all-time list. That effort also easily broke her 2010 personal record of 4,259 points. She currently holds the top mark in the NAIA this year.
Warrior, a sophomore from Wewoka, Okla., turned in the NAIA's best time this year in the 400-meters with a 53.93 clocking at the NCAA Division I North Texas Spring Classic on April 7. She finished ahead of a field that included six NCAA Division I competitors. She also ran the first leg of the 4x100, which had the second-best time in the NAIA this season (45.86). She also took eighth among 30 runners in the 200-meters (24.96). Overall, she had national qualifying marks in all three events.
Track Nominees: Kayla Byle, Jamestown (N.D.); Myelle Vann, Ashford (Iowa); Cecilia Burley, Friends (Kan.); Kristen Ostrem, Evangel (Mo.); Women's 4X800 Relay, Northwest (Wash.); Lauren Jaqua, Baker (Kan.); Seena Frantz, Southern Oregon; Kaitlyn Loeffler, Central Methodist (Mo.); Jessica Weborg, Morningside (Iowa); Dearra McNeal, Langston (Okla.); Obsie Birru, Grand View (Iowa); Lauren Kachel, Cumberlands (Ky.); Crystal Bardge, Embry-Riddle (Fla.); Roz Hamilton, Oklahoma Christian; BIanca Grant, Wayland Baptist (Texas); Nathelie Zetrenne, Campbellsville (Ky.); Ayana Walker, Shorter (Ga.); Cassie Mattia, Rio Grande (Ohio); Sharon Ronoh, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.); Junlia Limage, Concordia (Ore.); Karen Hutson, Northwestern (Iowa); Quintell Payne, Missouri Baptist; Alma Garcilazo, Eastern Oregon; Cassie Keeping, Siena Heights (Mich.); Hilary Halford, St. Francis (Ill.); Kristal Pitts, Judson (Ill.).
Field Nominees: Haley Mondt, Doane (Neb.); Talitha Robertson, Davenport (Mich.); Brianna Betts, Ottawa (Kan.); Chhutani Berry, Ashford (Iowa); Andrea Brower, Indiana East; Hannah Mason, Southern Oregon; Kelly Klusmeyer, Central Methodist (Mo.); Evan Shimanek, Oklahoma Baptist; Esme Walls, Langston (Okla.); Lauryn Camp , Grand View (Iowa); Nichole Cavins, Siena Heights (Mich.); Lawna Meade-Rivera, Cumberlands (Ky.); Kassi Conditt, Oregon Tech; Katie Ostlund, Oklahoma Christian; Bianca Grant, Wayland Baptist (Texas); Reta Woodard, Embry-Riddle (Fla.); Kelsey Gregory, Union (Ky.); Amy Blucker, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.); Tiosha Beasley, Campbellsville (Ky.); Ty'Chelle Freeman, South Carolina Beaufort; Bailey Soucie, Nebraska Wesleyan; Gabriella Dixson, Concordia (Ore.); Christy Mosier, Corban (Ore.); Miranda Loesch, William Woods (Mo.); Sara Retzlaff, Concordia (Neb.); Chelsea Rimington, St. Francis (Ill.).
2012 Composite Award Winners (Outdoor Track / Outdoor Field)
Week 1: Adella King, Indiana Tech / Stacia Murray; Indiana Tech
Week 2: Leandria Lee, Wayland Baptist (Texas) / Sharayah Kenady, Concordia (Ore.)
Week 3: Evan Shimanek, Oklahoma Baptist / Adella King, Indiana Tech
Week 4: Stacy Warrior, Oklahoma Baptist / Kimmy Moore, Eastern Oregon