The Big West Conference awarded UC Riversides Brenda Martinez her third Womens Track Athlete of Week award this season on Wednesday. Martinez recieves the honor after winning the 800m (2:05.71) and breaking her own school-record in 1500m (4:19.53) while competing at the Mt. SAC Relays this past weekend.
With her sixth place finish in the 1500m, she bettered her NCAA Regional Qualifying mark. This is her third Athlete of the Week honor after picking up the award on March 10th after setting a national-best 5000m time and picked up the award on April 10th after breaking the 1500m school-record, the first time this season.
Next up for the Highlanders are the Drake Relays in Des Moines, IA on Thursday and Friday.