By Jonathan Olsen-Koziol
Cheney Free Press 

Nelson Athlete of the Week


Last updated 4/8/2022 at 6:34pm

Maggie Nelson qualified for the NCAA regional javelin competition with her record setting heptathlon performance.

CHENEY – Eastern Washington University's (EWU) Maggie Nelson was named the Big-Sky Conference's female field Athlete of the Week for her heptathlon performance during the Buc Scoring Invitational on March 24 and 25.

Nelson also set a EWU heptathlon record by scoring 5,130 points through seven events: The 100 meter hurdles, high jump, shot put, 200-meter dash, long jump, javelin and the 800-meter run.

"To me it just means that all the hard work that I've put in that last four years has finally come to a climax and I'm being recognized for it," Nelson said.

This is the first time Nelson h...

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