UVM athlete spotlight of the week

p> Nika Ouellette — Women’s Track and Field

By: Mike Eaton

Class: First year

Event: Throws?Javeline

Hometown: Brookline, Mass.?

High School: Brookline High School

Accomplishments at UVM:

After winning the javelin at the Dick Shea Open on March 27, Ouellette was named the America East Field Performer of the Week. She topped a season best by three meters, throwing for 42.71m — a mark that beats the winning throw from the 2010 America East Championship by .01m. This is her second javelin win in two tries during the 2011 outdoor track and field season.

Previous accomplishments:

Ouellette was named to the All-Conference Team from 2008-2010, capping off her high school career with the title of 2010 Massachusetts State Champion in javelin, with a mark of 42.72m.