Senior Lucie Ondraschkova
April 16, 2013
ATHENS, Ga. --- Three members of Georgia track and field teams captured four of the six Southeastern Conference weekly awards following the teams’ home meets over the weekend, according to an announcement Tuesday morning.
Freshman Maicel (Michael) Uibo (Wee-bo), a native of Polva, Estonia, was named the SEC Men’s Field Athlete of the Week as well as the Freshman of the Week. On the women’s side, senior Lucie Ondraschkova, a native of Opava, Czech Republic, garnered Women’s Field Athlete of the Week honors while freshman Shaunae Miller, a native of Nassau, Bahamas, also brought home the Freshman of the Week award.
On Monday, Uibo and Miller swept the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) National Athlete of the Week awards. The Bulldogs had never been awarded this honor before Monday.
Uibo completed his first collegiate decathlon by breaking an 11-year-old school record with a world-leading tally of 8,223 points during the Bulldog Decathlon in Athens. This Olympic A-standard and World IAAF Championships qualifying score is No. 11 on the all-time NCAA list and eighth for a non-wind-aided score.
Uibo highlighted his 10 events by winning four of them, including the long jump and the discus. In the long jump, Uibo soared 25 feet, 8 inches, which is ranked eighth nationally and sixth in school history with the best effort for the Bulldogs since 1998. His discus mark of 161-3 topped the rest of the field by more than 30 feet.
Ondraschkova established five new personal bests, including her total score of 5,701, to win the Bulldog Heptathlon. Her score moves her to No. 3 on UGA’s all-time top-10 list and to No. 5 on the NCAA performance list, while also topping Makeba Alcide’s facility record of 5,646 set at the 2011 SEC Championships.
Ondraschkova is also No. 10 on the IAAF world list after scoring the top tally for the Lady Bulldogs since 2005. She tallied four event wins during the competition, including all three on the second day. This marked the second career collegiate heptathlon victory for Ondraschkova.
Miller opened her outdoor career in the 200-meter dash and left with the nation’s fastest time this year at the Spec Towns National Team Invitational. She clocked a 22.41 to win by more than a half second with the fastest wind-aided (3.1 wind) time in the world this year and second fastest overall. This is the third-fastest time in school history and the fastest for the Georgia women since 1999.
Miller also ran the third leg on the winning 4x100 relay team as the Lady Bulldogs finished in 44.25. This is the 12th-best time in the nation this year and the fastest for the Georgia women in the last eight seasons.
Georgia returns to action at the War Eagle Invitational in Auburn, Ala., and the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif., late this week and weekend.