K-State’s Treasure named Big 12 Athlete of the Week

By The Mercury

Junior Alyx Treasure was named Big 12 Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week for her performance this past Friday in the high jump at the K-State Open.

Treasure’s jump of 6-00.00 not only won the event, but also tied her career-indoor best mark and placed her seventh all-time in K-State history.

Winner of the indoor conference championship her freshman year, Treasure looks poised to make a run at a second Big 12 title, as well as a return trip to the NCAA Championships.

Treasure’s winning effort is currently the top height cleared in the Big 12 and ties her for seventh overall in Division I. It also marks the highest jump by a Wildcat female jumper since Treasure, herself, cleared a personal-best 6-00.50 on March 31, 2012 in College Station, Texas.

Treasure is the second Wildcat this season to be awarded the weekly conference honor along with Devin Dick, who was named athlete of the week three weeks ago for his heptathlon win at the Bill Bergan Invitational.

Treasure and the rest of the Wildcats will look to finish the indoor season strong, as the team travels to Ames, Iowa, for this weekend’s Big 12 Championships that start Friday and go through Saturday.

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