BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Eastern Illinois redshirt freshman Mick Viken was named the Ohio Valley Conference Male Field Athlete of the Week following his performance at last weekend’s EIU Mega Meet. Viken cleared 17’ to win the pole vault and become only the second EIU athlete to clear the 17’ plateau in indoor track. He currently ranks second on the EIU career list and is ranked 17th on the NCAA indoor list this year. This is Viken’s second OVC Field Athlete of the Week honor this season.
EIU will return to action on Saturday at the Illinois Intercollegiate. The Panther men’s track team was ranked No. 11 in the Midwest Region in the USTFCCCA rankings released on Tuesday.