April 9, 1997
Otiji and Atkinson Catpure ACC Track Performer of the Week Honors
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Ihekwaba Otiji and Heather Atkinson captured the ACC Outdoor Track and Field Performer of the of the Week Honors, sharing the award with Georgia Tech's Angelo Taylor and North Carolina's Monique Hennagan. The Terps received the honor for their accomplishments at last weekend's Maryland Invitational, held at the James H. Kehoe Track and Field Facility.
Ihekwaba Otiji (Sr./Lagos, Nigeria), placed first in the Hammer throw with a mark of 172'0", outdistancing his next opponent by over 42 feet. Otiji also finished second in the discus with a throw of 135'11"
Heather Atkionson (Jr/Urbana, IL) recorded an NCAA Provisional Qualifying mark of 162'8" with a first place finish in the hammer throw. She also finished second in the javelin and sixth in the shot put.