Busy weekend at Heartland meet nets Hamilton NCCAA honor

OC junior Roz Hamilton has been named as the NCCAA women's track student-athlete of the week.
OC junior Roz Hamilton has been named as the NCCAA women's track student-athlete of the week.

OKLAHOMA CITY (April 23, 2013) – After scoring points in eight events in one meet, Oklahoma Christian’s Roz Hamilton was honored Tuesday as the National Christian College Athletic Association’s women’s track and field student-athlete of the week.

Hamilton, a junior from Idabel, Okla., led the Lady Eagles during the Heartland/McMurry Invitational, winning two events and scoring in six others in the de facto conference championship meet. She personally accounted for a whopping 58 of the Lady Eagles' 178 team points as they finished second in the three-team event.

Hamilton beat 14 other runners to win the 800 meters (2:29.90) and also took top honors in the high jump (4 feet, 11 3/4 inches). She took second in both the javelin (96 feet, 7 inches) and 4x400-meter relay (4:06.71).

She was third in both the long jump (16 feet, 6 1/2 inches) and shot put (38 feet, 8 3/4 inches) and was fourth in both the 100-meter hurdles (16.63 seconds) and discus (109 feet, 1 inch).

Hamilton has qualified for the NCCAA Outdoor Championships in the 400 meters, 800 meters, 100-meter hurdles, high jump, long jump, shot put, discus, javelin and heptathlon. She also was the second-leading scorer this past season for OC’s women’s basketball team, which finished fourth in the NCCAA.

During this academic year, OC student-athletes have combined to win 31 NCCAA weekly awards in 13 sports. Hamilton is the third women’s track and field athlete to be honored, joining sprinter Maegan Cowan and thrower Katie Ostlund.