Oregon's Jenna Prandini, a junior from Clovis High, has been named NCAA Division I National Athlete of the Week after delivering a world-leading sprint performance in last weekend's Mt. SAC Relays at Walnut.
The award, as chosen by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country coaches' Association, followed Prandini's Pac-12 Track Athlete of the Week honor, recognizing the same performance.
Prandini broke school records by running the world's fastest 200 meters this season (22.42) and tying for the world's season best in the 100 (10.92). Jamaica-native Elaine Thompson, competing now for the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia, has also clocked 10.92.
Prandini's 100 time is also second in NCAA history. Only Dawn Sowell has run faster -- 10.78 at LSU in 1989 while competing in the NCAA Outdoor Championships at BYU in Provo, Utah.
Prandini is an eight-time All-American and five-time Pac-10 champion. In last year's NCAA Outdoor Championships on her home track at Hayward Field in Eugene, she won the long jump (21-6), placed second in the 200 (22.63) and third in the 100 (11.42). Her 24 points were the most scored in the NCAA finals since 2001.
She was a 13-time Central Section champion and five-time CIF State gold medalist at Clovis from 2008-11.