Jim Dilling and Liz Alabi were named USATF Minnesota's Athletes of the Month for February, based on their performances in January.
Dilling, a senior at Minnesota State – Mankato, was recognized for his 7 foot, 6 1/2 inch high jump victory at the Wisconsin Elite Invitational on January 27. Dilling is currently the top ranked high jumper in NCAA Division II and the #3 jumper in the entire U.S. this season.
Alabi, a senior at the University of Minnesota and a graduate of Brooklyn Center High School, is recognized for her record-breaking performance in the 20-pound weight throw at the Jack Johnson Minnesota Classic on January 20. There, Alabi tossed the weight 63 feet, 5-1/2 inches to set a new meet record in the event.
USA Track & Field Minnesota selects Athletes of the Month to honor excellence in track and field and its related sports in Minnesota.
(Disclosure: Pete Miller and I serve, along with Kevin Moorhead, on the USATF-Mn Athlete of the Month committee.)