April 16, 2001

NORMAN -- Bambi Carson led her Sooner team over the weekend at the John Jacobs Track Invitational and today she became the first Sooner to be named a Big 12 Track and Field Athlete of the Week. The announcement was made Monday afternoon by conference officials.

Carson, of Marlow, won the shot put and discus titles at the John Jacobs Invitational Saturday. She moved to the top of the Big 12 performance list by six feet in the discus with a throw of 175-feet, nine inches. The mark broke the OU school record by more than four feet. The senior also threw a career best in the shot put with a NCAA provisional markof 51-2.25, while tying the third best mark in the Big 12.