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Butler's Legg and Milwaukee's Taylor Earn Women's Track & Field Athlete of the Week Honors Release  Horizon League · @ · January 23, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS -- Butler’s Kirsty Legg (Middlesbourgh, U.K.) and Milwaukee’s Samia Taylor (Madison, Wis.) have been named the Horizon League Women’s Track and Field Athletes of the Week for the week of Jan. 16 - 22.

Legg competed at the Gladstein Invitational in the mile run. She was the first collegiate finisher in the race with a time of 4:40.86. She nearly beat her school record time of 4:40.25, finishing runner-up to Butler assistant coach Mason Cathey.

Taylor, a junior for the Panthers, competed in the triple jump and long jump over the weekend, claiming first place in both events. In the triple jump, she had a leap of 12.58m, which is the second-longest jump in UWM history. She also had the second-longest long jump in school history with a 5.93m leap.

Butler will be back in action Jan. 27-28 at the Indiana Relays in Bloomington, Ind. Milwaukee will also compete at the two-day Jack Jennett Invitational in Cedar Falls, Iowa on Jan. 27 and 28.

Women’s Track and Field Athletes of the Week:

Dec. 5: Kirsty Legg (Butler), Nicole Hudec (Butler)

Dec. 12: Cassandra Lloyd (Wright State), Nicole Hudec (Butler)

Jan. 9: Cassandra Lloyd (Wright State), Jessica Berry (Wright State)

Jan. 16: Samantha Hamilton (Youngstown State), Moriah Myles (Milwaukee)

Jan. 23: Kirsty Legg (Butler), Samia Taylor (Milwaukee)

Tags: Butler - Track and Field · Horizon League - Track and Field · Milwaukee - Track and Field

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