Apr 292008
Authors: Collegian Staff Report

To add to what has already been a great week for her, senior Emily Pearson was named on Tuesday the Mountain West Conference Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week.

Pearson earns a share of the award with TCU’s Neidra Covington.

This is the second such honor in Pearson’s career. And what a career it has been for the La Junta native.

Last Friday Pearson set both the CSU and Jack Christiansen Track heptathlon records by scoring 5,439 points at the Glenn Morris Invitational here at CSU.

She won four of the seven events, including the 100-meter hurdles and the javelin throw.

Her point total is currently 11th in the nation according to TrackShark.com.

It also ranks first in the conference so far this season and fifth all-time in the Mountain West. She is now 81 points shy of the NCAA automatic mark.

Last year at the MWC championships, Pearson was honored the High Point award after placing second in the 100 hurdles, third in the heptathlon, fourth in the javelin, fifth in the high jump, and anchoring CSU’s 4×400 meter relay.

Hailing from southern Colorado, Pearson was a three time state-qualifier in track and field in high school and was state champion in the 400-meters in 2003 as a junior.

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