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HILLSBORO, Ore. - The Northwest Conference office released its weekly award winners for women's track & field on Monday with Pacific Lutheran University's Vakeaemanu Hunkin securing NWC Field Athlete of the Week.
Hunkin earns the accolade after a strong showing over the weekend at Lewis & Clark College's Spring Break Open in Portland. The first-year from Spanaway, Washington was the top finishing Division III competitor in the shot put, recording a season-best throw of 42 feet, 7 1/2 inches. Her throw was good for fifth overall amongst a field of several Division I and Division II competitors and her toss currently is the best in the NWC and ranks third nationally in Division III. Hunkin additionally finished 14th in the hammer throw (126' 1 3/4") and 17th in the discus throw (108' 4 1/4").
PLU returns to action on Saturday, making the short jaunt across town for the Peyton Scoring Meet hosted by the University of Puget Sound.