Sophomore Maria Heckman of the Wright State track team has been selected as the Horizon League Field Athlete of the Week, it was announced on Tuesday by the league office.
Heckman (Minster, OH/Minster) set a school record in the pole vault at the Miami Duals on April 1 as she cleared a distance of 3.65 meters, winning the competition over 11 other competitors. That broke her previous school record of 3.64 meters that she set at the Ball State Challenge on April 16, 2016.
Along with her top performance in the pole vault, Heckman holds the team's fourth-best time this season in the 100 meter dash and is a part of the top 4x100 meter relay team.
The track team returns to action at the All-Ohio Championships April 14-15 in Cincinnati.