LOS ANGELES — Delaney Nolin was named the SCIAC Women's Track Athlete of the Week after a record-breaking performance at the Pomona-Pitzer Invite on Saturday.
Nolin broke the T38 U.S. Paralympic record in the 800m, finishing with a time of 3:21.24.
"It's great to be recognized in the SCIAC, which is such a competitive conference. There are so many other great athletes. It's nice to be singled out," said Nolin, who broke the record on her first crack at an 800m. She's normally a 400m runner. "It was kind of shocking I guess I haven't run an 800 in like six years. It was pleasantly surprising to do so well in my first race."
Nolin is the first Oxy women's track and field athlete to earn the distinction.
Nolin has cerebral palsy, a group of permanent neurological disorders that affect body movement, muscle coordination and balance, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. In Nolin's case, CP has a significant impact on her gait and ability to run.
It hasn't stopped her from making news in the past. She qualified for the U.S. Paralympic Trials last Spring in the 400m.Follow Oxy Athletics on Twitter Sign Up for Newsletters Watch on Youtube Follow us on Instagram