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2016 Women's Track & Field Athletes of the Week

May 2
Anna Grobelny, Webster University (Field)
Anna Grobelny, a freshman from Fenton, Mo., takes home SLIAC Women's Field Athlete of the Week honors this week; marking the second time this season she has picked up weekly honors. Grobelny had two top five finishes at the Illinois College Twilight meet. Her best finish came in the triple jump, where she placed second with a jump of 34'5.75"; the best jump of the season by a SLIAC competitor and setting a school record. Grobelny also finished fifth in the long jump at Illinois College with a distance of 15'3.25".

Shontee Pant, Principia College (Track)
Shontee Pant, a sophomore from Mokane, Mo., took second place in the 3000 meter steeple chase at the Illinois College Twilight meet. Pant finished in a time of 13:16.03, placing her third on the program's all-time list. This was Pant's first ever race in the event and is the third best time in the SLIAC this season.

April 25
Maradith Tate, Greenville College (Field)
Marideth Tate, a sophomore, is this week's SLIAC Women's Field Athlete of the Week. Tate had two top five finishes at the Rose Hulman Twilight Meet last weekend. Tate took second place in the hammer throw with a distance of 137'06", a personal best and the longest distance in the SLIAC this season. She also finished fifth in the shot put at the event with a distance of 35'1.75", ranking third in the conference this season.

Molly Works, Greenville College (Track)
Molly Works, a senior from Lenzburg, Ill., is the SLIAC Women's Track Performer of the Week after taking over the top spot in the conference in the 3000 steeplechase event this season. Works placed first at the Rose Hulman Twilight Meet in the event with a time of 11:56, a season best by 19 seconds and a conference best by over a minute.

April 18
Kelly Mundwiller, Fontbonne University (Field)
Kelly Mundwiller claims SLIAC Field Athlete of the Week honors after taking third place in the javelin throw at the SIUE Gateway Invite. Mundwiller broke her own school record in the javelin, finishing with a distance of 103'5" and taking over the top spot on the conference performance list. She also competed in the hammer throw, placing 11th with a distance of 107'4".

Chelsea Giles, Greenville College (Track)
Chelsea Giles ran a blistering pace in the 400 meter dash, highlighting her performance at the Greenville Select last weekend. Giles took first in the event with a time of 55.90, ranking her not only atop the SLIAC performance list but second in NCAA Division III. She also took second in the 4x100 with a time of 49.06 and was seventh in the 200 meter dash with a time of 25.58.

April 11
Anna Grobelny, Webster University (Field)
Anna Grobelny, a freshman from Fenton, Mo., picks up SLIAC Women's Field Athlete of the Week honors. Grobelny competed in two events at the SLU Invitational, the long jump and triple jump. Grobelny placed fifth int he triple jump with a distance of 34'0", just off the school record, and took eighth in the long jump with a mark of 15'8". Both marks are a season high for Grobelny.

Jessie Kuykendall, Westminster College (Track)
Jessie Kuykendall, a freshman from Warsaw, Mo., took first place in the 5000 meter run at the Central Methodist Invite over the weekend. Kuykendall completed the race in a time of 19:33.76, third fastest in the SLIAC this season.

April 4
Katie Suiters, Spalding University (Field)
Katie Suiters, a sophomore from Indianapolis, Ind., put herself further atop the qualifying list in the shot put with a fifth place finish at the Hanover Invitational. Suiters recorded a distance of 36.025 feet. She also picked up a fifth place finish in the discus, throwing 116'1", just off her SLIAC leading throw last week. Suiters currently leads the SLIAC qualifying list in both the discus and shot put.

Meghan Illig, Webster University (Track)
Meghan Illig, a sophomore from St. Louis, Mo., picks up SLIAC Women's Track Athlete of the Week honors after a top ten finish in the 400 meter hurdles at the Wash U Invitational. Illig placed 8th in the race, finishing with a time of 1:08.3, the second fastest time in Webster program history. She also competed in the 100 meter hurdles, finishing with a time of 16.10. Both times currently lead the list of SLIAC qualifiers.

March 28
Kayla Riggs, Spalding University (Track)
Kayla Riggs, a junior from Shepherdsville, Ky., is off to a strong start for the outdoor season; with a pair of performances at the Pioneer Invitational. Riggs ran the first ever sub-five minute 1500 in school history, placing fourth overall with a time of 4:59.56. She added a fourth place finish in the 800 meter race, running a personal best of 2:25.72