Barrett, Hill receive Big Ten weekly awards

May 14, 2015

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Senior Penn State track & field student-athletes Sancho Barrett (Amityville, N.Y.) and Darrell Hill (Philadelphia, Pa.) have both garnered Big Ten Athlete of Week honors, as announced by the conference office Wednesday afternoon. Barrett picked up the Big Ten Men's Track Athlete of the Week honor, while Hill was tabbed as the Big Ten Men's Co-Field Athlete of the Week.

This is the first career award for Barrett, while Hill earns the award for the third time in his career. Hill also received the award on April 29 for his performance at the Penn Relays.

This past weekend at the Jim Thorpe Invite, both Barrett and Hill tallied lifetime-best performances en route to first-place finishes.

In the men's 110-meter hurdles, Barrett finished first with his time of 13.80 seconds. His time Friday moved him from 10th all-time in the Penn State record books to a tie for third all-time (Timpson -- 1988).

Also at the Jim Thorpe Invite, Hill continued his stellar senior season with another personal-best performance in the men's shot put. In the event, Hill improved his No. 2 spot in the Penn State record books with his throw of 68 feet, 5.25 inches.

Nationally, Barrett is tied for 23rd, while Hill holds steady at No. 2. In the Big Ten rankings, Barrett is third, while Hill currently has the top mark.

Next up for Penn State is the 2015 Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championships hosted by Michigan State. The Nittany Lions will travel to East Lansing, Mich., for the three-day meet (May 15-17).

Last Updated May 14, 2015