Feb. 18, 2013
PARK RIDGE, Ill. -- Senior/junior pole vaulter Kiley Tobel (Commerce Twp., Mich./Walled Lake Western) earned her second consecutive Big Ten Conference Field Athlete of the Week honor today (Monday, Feb. 18) after tying for first place at the Silverston Invitational on Saturday (Feb. 16) with a height of 4.07 meters (13-4.25).
With just four days remaining until the Big Ten Indoor Championships, Tobel's season-best performance of 4.22 meters (13-10) is tied for first in the Big Ten and tied for 12th in the NCAA. That mark was recorded at the SPIRE Institute (Feb. 8), which will also be the site of the Big Ten Indoor Championships this weekend.
This is the third Big Ten weekly honor of Tobel's career.
Michigan will begin the championship portion of its season with the Big Ten Indoor Championships on Friday and Saturday (Feb. 22-23) at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio.
Contact: Whitney Dixon (734) 763-4423