June 11, 2013
STANFORD, Calif. - Junior Kori Carter (Claremont, Calif./Claremont High School) of the Stanford women's track and field team was selected as the Stanford/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week for the week of June 4-10.
Carter won the 400-meter hurdles and placed second in the 100 hurdles at the NCAA Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., last weekend. Carter scored 18 of Stanford's 33 points on the way to a sixth-place team finish. Stanford's point total was its highest since 1984.
In capturing her first NCAA title, Carter broke the collegiate in-season record, the meet record, and shattered her own school record in recording a 53.21 - the fastest time in the world this year. In beating 2012 Olympic finalist and NCAA runner-up Georganne Moline for the fifth time this season, Carter completed an undefeated collegiate season in that event.
In the 100 hurdles, Carter ran 12.79 for the second-fastest time of her life, and earned her second first-team All-America honor and the ninth All-America honor of her career.
This is Carter's fourth Stanford/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week honor and the third for the women's track and field team in the 2012-13 season. Carter will next race at the USATF Championships in Des Moines, Iowa, on June 19-23, with the hopes of a top-three finish and a berth on the U.S. that will compete in the IAAF World Championships in Moscow, Russia, in August.
Also nominated: Steven Solomon (Men's Track and Field).