COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – San Diego State freshman Bonnie Draxler (Wrightstown, Wis.) has been named the Mountain West Women’s Indoor Field Athlete of the Week, the league announced today.
Draxler, competing in her first collegiate meet, won the pole vault at the Northern Arizona Friday Night Duals in Flagstaff, Ariz., with a mark of 13 feet, 8 ¼ inches (4.17 meters). The 13-08.25 is the top mark in the MW this season, the best by an Aztec freshman in school history, the sixth best in SDSU indoor history and ninth in the nation (according to TFRRS.org).
One of the most decorated recruits in school history, Draxler finished 11th in the pole vault at the IAAF World Junior Championships in the summer with a vault of 12-11.50 (3.95m) after advancing in the qualifying round with a mark of 13-05.25 (4.10m). She was also second at the USATF Junior Outdoor Championships in 13-11.25 (4.25m) in 2014 and in 2013 (13-03.50 (4.05m)). Draxler was a four-time Wisconsin state champion in both the pole vault and 400 meters, and a two-time winner in the 100.
San Diego State returns to action at the prestigious Armory Track Invitational in New York on Jan. 30-31.
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