Posted: Apr 8, 2013 4:01 PM
Updated: Apr 8, 2013 5:22 PM
KANSAS CITY - Central Methodist teammates Kaitlyn Emig and Kelly Klusmeyer were named the Heart of America Athletic Conference Women's Outdoor Track and Field Athletes of the Week, respectively, the league office announced on Monday.
Emig turned in solid times in two events last weekend at the Central Methodist Invitational. A freshman from Fairview Heights, Ill., she took third place in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 1:06.96. Emig was the third leg of the 4x100 meter relay team that finished fourth in a time of 51.15 seconds.
Klusmeyer also competed at the CMU Invitational on her home track last weekend and punched her ticket for the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships. A junior from Boonville, Mo., she won the discus with her "A" qualifying throw of 43.98 meters while also finishing fourth in the shot put with a toss of 11.40 meters.
Emig and Klusmeyer will represent the conference in the running for the weekly NAIA Women's Outdoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week awards, which will be announced no later than Wednesday afternoon.