WAYNE – Just shortly after a Wildcat male earned Field Athlete of the Week, so did a female thrower on the Wayne State College women’s outdoor track and field team.
According to a release from Wayne State Athletics, Mckenzie Scheil was named the NSIC Women’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week Monday afternoon by the league office in Burnsville, Minnesota.
Scheil, a graduate student from Fairmont (Fillmore Central HS), threw an NCAA provisional mark of 201’ 4” in the hammer throw to place second Friday and earned a fourth place finish in the shot put Saturday at 43’ 8 ½”.
Her mark in the hammer throw is the top throw in the NSIC and NCAA Division II so far this season.
Sophomore Sarah Cotton from Ida Grove, Iowa was also listed as a top female track performer following her first place finish in the 200-meter dash (26.69) and runner-up finish in the 100-meter dash (12.66) at the Wildcat Classic. Cotton’s time in the 100-meter dash is tied for third-best in NSIC and her 200-meter dash ranks fifth in NSIC.
The Wayne State College women’s and men’s outdoor track & field team will compete again on Saturday, April 2 at the South Dakota Early Bird Invite in Vermillion, South Dakota.
Freshman distance-runner Kayleigh Whipps from the University of Sioux Falls was tabbed the NSIC Women’s Track Athlete of the Week.