Track and Field athlete Kaytlyn Coleman receives national honor

LEWISTON, ID - A student-athlete that's keeping her grades up is also doing huge things on the field as Warrior's Track and Field thrower Kaytlyn Coleman was named the NAIA National Women's Indoor Field Athlete of the Week.

The sophomore from Kennewick, Washington is the first field athlete in LCSC history to receive a national honor. Coleman won the weight throw at the Idaho Vandal Indoor last Friday with a heave of 62 feet, two inches, setting a new season best and taking first place over several NCAA athletes.

She talks about her continued improvement from last year and her future dreams.

"I'm a lot stronger in the weight room this year than I was last year," said Coleman. "So I think that has helped a lot and helped me mature as a person and physically and mentally both. So yeah I think it's just clicking for me faster this year than it was last year. My goal right now is to win a national champion, my dream is to go to the Olympics, so baby steps, I gotta work my way up."

In addition to the national award, she was also named the Frontier Conference 'Female Field Athlete of the Week' over the past three consecutive weeks.

Coleman and the LCSC Track and Field Team will complete this Saturday at the Boise State Team Challenge in Nampa, Idaho.