WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -
UC San Diego senior sprinter Kelly Fogarty
was named the California Collegiate Athletic Association Women's Track and Field Athlete of the Week for the week ending March 27, it was announced Monday by the conference office.
Fogarty put together another impressive weekend of competition, leading the Triton women to an eighth place finish among the nearly 30 schools competing at the Cal/Nevada Track and Field Championships in Claremont. After setting new school records in both the 100 (11.52) and 200-meter (23.56) dashes in the preliminaries on Saturday, she came back to win the finals of both events on Sunday. Competing in fields that featured mostly Division I athletes, she won the 100 with a time of 11.65 and clocked in at 23.63 to take the 200.
The Danville, Calif. native was named the female track athlete of the meet for her performance, becoming just the second Triton to win the honor in the 18-year history of the Cal/Nevada meet.
Monday's award marks the second time Fogarty has been honored by the CCAA this season. She also won the weekly honor after leading UCSD to a team victory at the San Diego Collegiate Challenge on March 5.
Fogarty and the Tritons return to action this Saturday with the 2011 Mangrum Invitational hosted by Cal State San Marcos.
CCAA Female Track and Field Athlete of the WeekFeb. 21-27: Danielle Thu (UC San Diego)
; Feb. 28 - Mar. 6: Kelly Fogarty (UC San Diego)
; Mar. 7-13: Julianne Conrad (Chico State); Mar. 14-20: Julianne Conrad (Chico State); Mar. 21-27: Kelly Fogarty (UC San Diego)