SAN FRANCISCO—Washington high school products Hannah Cunliffe (left/photo by Paul Merca) of the University of Oregon and Tera Novy of USC were named by the Pac-12 Conference as its women’s track and women’s field athletes of the week for the week ending April 16th.
Cunlifffe, who graduated from Federal Way HS, ran in three events at the Mt. SAC Relays, going up against top collegiate and professionals.
She was a member of the women’s 4x100-meter team that won in a school-record time of 42.68, also the third-fastest school in NCAA history and a Pac-12 record. Cunliffe then competed in open events, taking second in both the 100 meters and 200 meters.
She ran a personal-best time of 10.99 in the 100 meters, the third-fastest time in school history and eighth in NCAA history. In the 200 meters, she crossed the finish line in 22.71 only behind her teammate Deajah Stevens. The 100-meter time is the fastest in the NCAA this season while the 200-meter time is fourth. Both of Cunliffe's times are US Olympic Trials qualifying marks.
Novy, a graduate of Montesano HS, took second in the women’s discus throw competition at the CSULA Twilight Meet, first among collegians, with a school-record toss of 200-5 (61.10m).
She entered the day as USC’s record-holder at 196-6 and passed that in her first throw with a mark of 200-1 (61.00m), which also met the Olympic qualifying A standard. She then improved upon that mark with her fifth round toss of 200-5 (61.10m) to finish behind 2014 US national champ Liz Podominick.
This is Novy’s second Pac-12 athlete of the week honor this season.
NOTE: The Pac-12 Conference contributed to this report.