FHSU Sports Information Department
Junior javelin thrower Madison Wolf has been named the MIAA Women’s Field Athlete of the Week on Monday (Apr. 18) following her performance at the KT Woodman Classic. She set a new FHSU record and moved to second on the national performance list with her winning throw of 170 feet, 10 inches.
Though she has been right behind senior Estefania Lopez in all previous meets this season, Wolf took home her first meet victory of the season in record fashion. She topped Lopez’s school record in the event by two inches. Lopez threw 170 feet, 8 inches at the NCAA Division II Championships last year to finish second nationally. Wolf had never thrown further than 162 feet, 6 inches (which she threw at the NCAA Division II Championships last year) until Friday. Wolf’s throw also set a new collegiate meet record at Wichita State, breaking the old mark of 169 feet, 10 inches.
Wolf joins Lincoln’s Venicha Baker as the weekly conference honorees in women’s track and field. Baker was named the MIAA Women’s Track Athlete of the Week.