2018 Women's Track and Field Players of the Week

SLIAC WOMEN'S FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK - APRIL 24

Emily Bay, Fontbonne University

Bay wins her second straight Player of the Week award after competing in five different events last weekend for the Griffins at the Mount St. Joseph Invitational. Bay had a 4th place finish in the 100-meter dash with a time of 14.40 seconds and added a 6th place finish in the 200-meter dash. She also ran in the 4x100 and 4x400 relay races and threw in the javelin competition. 

SLIAC WOMEN'S TRACK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK - APRIL 24

Katie Suiters, Spalding University

Suiters, a senior from Indianapolis, Ind., finished in the top five in three events last weekend while competing at the Bellarmine Classic. She placed 4th in both the hammer and discus and added a 5th place finish in the javelin. Suiters had a distance of 154'6" in the hammer, setting a new school record. Her distance of 116'11" in the discus was also a season best. 

 

SLIAC WOMEN'S FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK - APRIL 16

Emily Bay, Fontbonne University

Bay, a sophomore from Union, Mo., competed in five events last weekend and recorded three personal bests. She took 3rd place in the Javelin with a distance of 100'0", the third best distance this spring in the conference. She also had personal bests in the hammer throw and discus while competing in the shot put, 4x100 relay, 4x400 relay races.

SLIAC WOMEN'S TRACK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK - APRIL 16

Donalda Desir, Webster University

Desir, a senior from Naples, Fla., tallied 14 team points for the Gorloks last weekend while competing in the Greenville Select Meet. Desir, competing in three events, had a 2nd place finish in the 400-meter dash. She finished with a time of 59.92 seconds, the best time among SLIAC runners this season. She also picked up a 5th place finish in the 200-meter dash and a 6th place finish in the 4x100 meter relay. 

SLIAC WOMEN'S FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK - APRIL 9

Marideth Tate, Greenville University

Tate, a senior from Mascoutah, Ill., took first place in the Hammer Throw at the Millikin Invitational. She finished with a distance of 137'2", the best distance among conference competitors this season by seven feet.

SLIAC WOMEN'S TRACK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK - APRIL 9

Shannon McCaul, Westminster College

McCaul, a senior, took first place in the 3,000-meter Steeplechase at the Central Methodist Invite. McCaul completed the race with a time of 11:34.15, the best time among SLIAC runners this year. It marked her second straight meet win in the event. 

SLIAC WOMEN'S FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK - APRIL 2
Meghan Illig, Webster University

Illig, a senior from St. Louis, Mo., had two top three placements at the John Cree Invitational. Illig took 3rd place in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:04.31, which is best in the SLIAC and the 15th best among D3 runners this spring. She also was on the 4x400 relay team which took 2nd place at the meet with a time of 4:05.49, a conference-best time.

SLIAC WOMEN'S TRACK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK - APRIL 2
Taylor Bent, Spalding University

Bent, a sophomore from LaGrange, Ky., set a school record in the hammer throw while competing in the Hanover Invitational last weekend. Bent threw a distance of 130'2", the second-best distance in the event this spring. 

SLIAC WOMEN'S FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK - MARCH 26  
Savannah Maloney, Greenville University

Savannah Maloney, a freshman from Edwardsville, Ill., recorded two top-three finishes at the WashU Mini Meet last weekend to take SLIAC Women's Field Athlete of the Week honors. Maloney grabbed first place in the discus throw with a distance of 110'4", the second longest throw in the conference this season. She also placed 3rd in the shot put with a mark of 31'6". 

SLIAC WOMEN'S TRACK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK - MARCH 26  
Meredith Sowers, Webster University

Sowers, a sophomore from Rolla, Mo., tallied two top-ten finishes at the WashU Mini Meet over the weekend. Sowers grabbed 3rd place in the 800-meter race with a time of 2:24.09, the best time among conference runners this spring. She also took 10th place in the 100-meter hurdles, with a time of 17.38 seconds, the third fastest time this spring for SLIAC competitors.