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KU’s Russell honored by Big 12 Conference

February 12, 2002

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Kansas University's Scott Russell, who set the NCAA weight-throw record on Friday, was named Monday as the Big 12 Conference's Track and Field Athlete of the Week.

Russell threw 81 feet, 11*4 inches in the Iowa State Classic on Friday, breaking the old record of 78-61*2 by Tore Johnsen of Texas-El Paso. It is the second time this season the Big 12 has honored Russell, a Windsor, Ontario, native and defending Big 12 Indoor champion.

Kansas State distance runner Amy Mortimer was the league's female athlete of the week.

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