Mountain West Names Indoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week

Feb. 21, 2012

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -

Colorado State sophomore Trevor Brown has been selected as the Mountain West Men's Indoor Track & Field Athlete of the Week, while Air Force senior Paige Blackburn and Wyoming senior Ashley Hutchinson have been named Co-Women's Indoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week.

A product of Colorado Springs, Colo., Brown set a new Mountain West all-time record in the men’s 60-meter hurdles at the Mines Twilight last weekend in Golden, Colo. He earned first-place honors in the event by clocking a personal-best time of 7.86 seconds. That mark is not only a Mountain West record, but also ranks first in CSU history. Brown is the defending MW indoor champion in the 60-meter hurdles after winning the event in 7.91 seconds at the 2011 Mountain West Indoor Track and Field Championships.

Hailing from Soldotna, Alaska, Blackburn recorded career-best distances in the women’s shot put and weight throw events, respectively at the Robert Shine Invitational last weekend in Laramie, Wyo. Blackburn was the top collegiate thrower (second overall) in the shot put event, notching a personal-best toss of 51’-2.75” (15.61m). That mark ranks second in program history. She also posted a career-best mark in the weight throw, recording a throw of 59’-7.75” (18.18m). Blackburn’s weight throw performance also ranks second in Air Force history.

Hutchinson, from Spokane, Wash., earned first-place honors in the women’s weight throw at the Robert Shine Invitational last weekend in Laramie, Wyo., posting a career-best throw of 65’-4.75” (19.93m) to claim the individual title. Hutchinson’s weight throw mark ranks second in Wyoming program history, fifth in MW history, and 23rd in the NCAA this season.