Natasha Poleon becomes the first Wiley College women’s track athlete to win NAIA and Red River Athletic Conference Track Athlete of the Week Wednesday.
At University of Texas-Arlington Bobby Lane Invitational Saturday, Poleon ran the fastest 200-meter dash time in the NAIA this season at 24.23. She ran the second-fastest 100-meter dash time in the NAIA at 11.95 – which qualifies for the NAIA Championship. Poleon also owns the best time in the 400-meter dash at 54.37 – which she ran on March 18 in the Texas Southern Relays.
Poleon is one of four Wiley College athletes this year to win a NAIA Player of the Week Award. She joins men’s basketball players George Page and Ricardo Artis and men’s track and field athlete Moriba Morain. The four national player of the week awards are the most by a Red River Athletic Conference school in a single season.
Poleon previously won Red River Athletic Conference Track Athlete of the Week for February 28-March 5 and March 13-19.