KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jennifer Maag of Hastings (Neb.) has been named the NAIA National Women’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week and Stacy Warrior of Oklahoma Baptist has been selected as the NAIA National Women’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week, the national office announced Wednesday. Maag and Warrior were chosen based on their performances from March 24 – 30.
Maag, a native of Scottsbluff, Neb., secured herself an automatic position in the 2014 NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships with ‘A’ standard marks in the shot put, discus and hammer throw at the 2014 Bronco Invite in Hastings, Neb., on March 29. The two-time indoor national champion, who was participating in her first outdoor meet of the year, defeated a 10-person field in the shot put with an NAIA-best put of 14.79m (48-6 ¼). Maag also claimed an individual title at the meet with a throw of 46.09m (151-2) – second-best in the NAIA this season – in the discus. In the hammer throw, the junior recorded a 51.24m (168-1) en route to a second-place finish. The toss currently ranks fourth in the NAIA.
Warrior, a senior from Wewoka, Okla., recorded the fastest 400-meter time of the season with a 55.49 at the OBU Invitational on March 29. The six-time NAIA Outdoor Track and Field All-American was also a member of Oklahoma Baptist’s 4x400-meter relay team that won the event by almost 10 seconds with a time of 3:51.14 – the second fastest time in the NAIA this season. Both marks were automatic qualifiers for the 2014 NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships.
For a complete look at the NAIA Women’s Outdoor Track and Field qualifying list, click here.
For the complete Athlete of the Week calendar, click here.
Track Nominees: Aliyah Reams, Missouri Baptist; Breanna Newton, Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.); Hannah Segrave, Milligan (Tenn.); Jasmine Hurd, College of Idaho; Kadie Booth, Eastern Oregon; Hilary Halford, St. Francis (Ill.); Sarah Ray, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.); Ana Richter, Rocky Mountain (Mont.); Karen Hutson, Northwestern (Iowa); Courtney Mills, Hastings (Neb.); Lauren Opp, Dordt (Iowa); Nicole Ausborn, Morningside (Iowa); Devinn Rolland, Xavier (La.); Katherine Dillard, Benedictine (Kan.); Stephanie Atkinson, Central Methodist (Mo.); Valerie Schirmer, Baker (Kan.); Tyler Sloan, Baker (Kan.); Sarah Niemeier, Missouri Valley; Kimberly Garrett, Sterling (Kan.); Rachel Renken, Friends (Kan.); Chelsea Fullerton, Ottawa (Kan.); Ami Callow, Berea (Ky.); Bryanna Graat, Indiana East; Kelsey Feltner, Campbellsville (Ky.); Reini Brickson, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.); Danielle Hoop, Cumberlands (Ky.); Talisa Budder, Haskell (Kan.); Megan Lehmkuhl, Clarke (Iowa); Doreen Agyei, Wiley (Texas); Katrina Nolan, Oklahoma City; Jonina Bronson, Brewton-Parker (Ga.); Jessy Scarpone, SCAD Savannah (Ga.); Ellie Staker, Embry-Riddle (Fla.); Gregria Higgs, Florida Memorial; Melissa Carder, USC Beaufort (S.C.); Shayla France, Indiana Tech.
Field Nominees: Ashleigh Nalty, Missouri Baptist; Jessica Norris, Milligan (Tenn.); Kassi Conditt, Oregon Tech; Holly Pfaff, Concordia (Ore.); Kameo Dela Cuadra, Evergreen (Wash.); Tali Fagen, Eastern Oregon; Chelsea Rimington, St. Francis (Ill.); Amy Blucker, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.); Kaytlyn Coleman, Lewis-Clark State (Idaho); Liz King, Concordia (Neb.); Carly Henry, Doane (Neb.); Angelica Alexander, Xavier (La.); Brittany Brisco, Missouri Valley; Mallory Haley, Central Methodist (Mo.); Bailey Collier, Southwestern (Kan.); Kaitlyn Davis, Bethany (Kan.); Megan Pohlmann, McPherson (Kan.); Kaitlyn Keck, Friends (Kan.); Breanna Sims, Berea (Ky.); Courtney Rhodes, Cumberlands (Ky.); Chanel Roberts, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.); Christiana Harris, Campbellsville (Ky.); Tiffany Sullivan, Haskell (Kan.); Meaghan Foster, William Penn (Iowa); Myra Nichols, Clarke (Iowa); Colleen Frank, Grand View (Iowa); Paige Kannady, Oklahoma Baptist; Zuwena Carr, Brewton-Parker (Ga.); Kehtura Merrick, Northwood (Fla.); Kiounnie Blanchard, Florida Memorial; Reta Woodard, Embry-Riddle (Fla.); Darice Bowie, Indiana Tech.
2014 Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week (Field, Track)
Week 1 (March 19): Jessica Mattos, Concordia (Ore.); Lexi Mitzel, Corban (Ore.)
Week 2 (March 26): Emma Buchholz, Concordia (Ore.); Ellie Staker, Embry-Riddle (Fla.)
Week 3 (April 2): Jennifer Maag, Hastings (Neb.); Stacy Warrior, Oklahoma Baptist