Laiah Blue Named the CCAA Women's Track & Field Athlete of the Week
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 April 16-22.
Blue, a junior from El Cajon, set a new school record in the women’s 400 meter hurdles with her time of 59.87 seconds, breaking the 60 second barrier for the first time in her career and shattering her own school record of 60.59 that was set earlier this season. She was the only athlete to break the 60 second mark in the event on Saturday and only the second D-II student-athlete to go below the one minute barrier this year.
Blue was also a part of the women’s 1600 meter relay team that won its event while setting a new school record with a time of 3:47.48, more than half a second faster than the previous school record that was set in 2006. Corey Sheredy led off the race for UCSD and handed off to Anna Lee McGregor who gave way to Blue before Amber Green anchored the team and broke the tape in record fashion. The time is the seventh fastest D-II women’s time in the country 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); April 2-8: Audrey Oswald (Humboldt State); April 9-15: Maija Rohde (Cal State L.A.); April 16-22: Laiah Blue (UC San Diego).
Courtesy: UCSD Laiah Blue has been named the CCAA Women’s Track and Field Athlete of the Week for the week of April 16-22.