Henderson, Hassan And Trimble Named Mountain West Outdoor Track & Field Student-Athletes Of The Year

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – San Diego State sophomore Ashley Henderson has been selected as the 2016 Mountain West Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Student-Athlete of the Year, while sophomores Jamiel Trimble of Air Force and Mostafa Hassan Colorado State have been voted the Men’s Co-Student-Athletes of the Year. 

The MW Student-Athlete of the Year award recognizes the outstanding male and female athletes in the sport of outdoor track and field. Student-athletes are nominated and selected by the head coaches at each member institution.

Henderson capped an outstanding sophomore season with a second-place finish in the 100-Meter Dash at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon. Henderson’s time of 10.96 set a new MW all-time record, while her second-place mark matched the highest finish in Conference history in the event at the national meet. Henderson garnered First-Team All-America accolades in the 100-Meter Dash and 4x100-Meter Relay and a second-team honor in the 200-Meter Dash. At the 2016 MW Outdoor Track & Field Championships, Henderson captured the Women’s Outstanding Performer of the Meet honor. The sophomore finished first in both the 100-Meter and 200-Meter Dashes and ran on the Aztecs’ first-place 4x100-Meter Relay squad. 

Trimble was named the Men’s Outstanding Performer of the Meet following the conclusion of the 2016 MW Outdoor Track & Field Championships. The sophomore placed first in both the 110-Meter Hurdles and 100-Meter Dash. He was also part of the Falcons’ winning 4x100 Relay team. At the NCAA Championships, Trimble earned Second-Team All-America honors in the 110-Meter Hurdles and a couple of honorable mention nods in the 200-Meter Dash and 4x100-Meter Relay. Trimble set the MW all-time record in the 200-Meter Dash with a time of 20.12 at the NCAA West Preliminary meet on May 27. 

Hassan put his stamp on the Mountain West record book in the Shot Put with a new all-time best throw of 20.19 meters at the NCAA Championships. The sophomore’s record-breaking heave earned him a third-place finish at the national meet and a First-Team All-America nod. The third-place mark was the best national finish in Rams’ history for a men’s outdoor shot putter. At the Conference meet, Hassan won gold with the second-best throw in MW Championships history.