Campus Life

Steacy and Murray named athletes of the week

Track and field medalists Heather Steacy and Kyle Murray were named Pronghorns Female and Male Atletes of the Week respectively Wednesday after their efforts at the Canada West Track and Field Championships.

Steacy, a fourth-year thrower, continued her strong 2011 indoor season as she reclaimed her Canada West weight throw title. Two weeks removed from becoming the first CIS woman to break the 20-metre barrier, Steacy won her fourth Canada West gold medal in the weight throw after taking last season off from indoor competition.

The only other medal winner for the Pronghorns at the Canada West Championships was Murray. He had another strong showing after winning gold at the Bison Open two weeks previous, this time claiming a silver medal in the 300 metres.

Both Steacy and Murray head to Sherbrooke, Que. next week to compete in the CIS Championships.