Laiah Blue Named the CCAA Women's Track & Field Athlete of the Week
Release: Saturday 04/03/2007 
by UCSD
Laiah Blue was named the CCAA Women's Track & Field Athlete of the Week on Tuesday.
Laiah Blue was named the CCAA...
Courtesy: UCSD

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. UC San Diego’s Laiah Blue has been named the California Collegiate Athletic Association Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week for the week of March 27-April 1.

Blue, a junior from
El Cajon, was named the Female Athlete of the Meet at the Cal-Nevada Championships on Saturday after she won both the 100-meter hurdles and 400-meter hurdles events, breaking the school record in both events.

She set a new UCSD record in the 100-meter hurdles during Friday's preliminaries with a time of 13.69 seconds, the fastest time by far this year of any woman nationally at the Division II level. She would win the event on Saturday clocking a time of 13.87 seconds.

Blue established a new Tritons record in the 400-meter hurdles in Saturday's finals, breaking the tape in a time of 60.59 seconds, which is also the fastest time of any Division II female student-athlete in the nation this season.

CCAA Women's Outdoor Track & Field Athlete of the Week:
Feb. 26-March 4: Elle Cruikshank (
Chico State); March 5-11: Elle Cruikshank (Chico State); March 12-18: Grace Fitchett (Cal State Dominguez Hills); March 19-26: Karla Alburez (Cal State L.A.); March 27-April 1: Laiah Blue (UC San Diego).

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