Junior pole vaulter Sarah Peters (LaGrange, Ill./Lyons Township) has been named the Horizon League Women’s Athlete of the Week, the league announced on Wednesday.
The Horizon League Indoor Champion in the event – and defending outdoor champion – earned her second Athlete of the Week award this year and first of the outdoor season after winning the title at the Gene and Rose Edmonds Invitational this past weekend at St. Joseph’s College. She vaulted 3.48m/11-5 to secure first place, almost 18 inches higher than the field. Her mark is first in the Horizon League by 11 inches.
Peters also won the award during the indoor season back on Jan. 27 after capturing the title at the IPFW Duals and setting a meet record with a height of 3.50m/11-5.75.
Peters and other selected Crusaders will travel to the Raleigh Relays hosted by North Carolina State this weekend while the rest of the Valpo contingent will return to St. Joseph’s on Saturday for the Puma Invitational. Live results will be available for the Raleigh Relays during both days at ValpoAthletics.com.