Athletes of the Week

Week of March 21, 2011

Eric Flores

Men's Track & Field

Flores was named the Male Field Athlete of the Meet at the Cal/Nevada Championships this past weekend at CMS. The defending NCAA National Champion in the hammer throw broke his own school record with a distance of 68.10 meters (223 feet, 5 inches) and defeated a field comprised of mainly Division I competitors.

On the following day Flores went on to win the shot put with a distance of 16.86 meters (55 feet, 3.75 inches) to close out the meet.


Toccoa Kahovec

Women's Track & Field

Kahovec won the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Cal/Nevada Championships on Saturday by beating her own school record by over 14 seconds. Her time of 10:40.25 is nearly 26 seconds faster than what she ran to win the event at the 2010 SCIAC Championships.

On Saturday she crossed the finish line over 11 seconds faster than the rest of the field distancing herself from a pair of NCAA Division I runners from UC Santa Barbara.