MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. - Senior sprinter Shawntoreah Turk was named the MAC Women’s Track Athlete of the Week for her performance at last weekend’s Akron Invitational, the league office announced Tuesday.
The Saginaw native broke her career best time of 54:74 in the 400-meter dash by posting a blazing time of 53:98 to earn a first place finish. Turk becomes the first athlete from CMU to receive the honor this season and it is the first time she has earned the award in her career.
Turk's performance automatically qualifies her for the MAC Indoor Championships at the end of the month.
The CMU track and field team returns to action this weekend at the GVSU Big Meet Elite at Grand Valley State University.