Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

April 29, 2013

Athlete of the week

Bethany Neeley is this week's AOW.

By Tribune sports staff

Kokomo — • NAME: Bethany Neeley

SPORT: Girls track and field

SCHOOL: Eastern

GRADE: Senior

ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Neeley had a pair of record-breaking performances in the Zionsville Invitational on Friday. She won the 3,200 run in an all-time area best time of 10:52.91, and helped the Comets’ 4x800 relay team roar to a win in an all-time area best time of 9:10.63. The Comets’ 4x800 time ranks No. 3 in state history and No. 6 in the nation this year. Neely is no stranger to all-time area records — the IU recruit also owns individual bests in the 1,600 run, 800 run and 300 hurdles and is part of the 4x400 best. She is the defending 1,600 state champion.