Mountain West Announces Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week - April 16, 2013

April 16, 2013


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Boise State junior Daveon Collins was named Mountain West Men's Outdoor Track & Field Athlete of the Week, while Colorado State sophomore Kiah Hicks was selected MW Women's Outdoor Track & Field Athlete of the Week for meets held April 9-15. It is the first career weekly honor for Collins, and second for Hicks.

Collins, from North Las Vegas, Nev., won the 100 Meters at both the Utah Spring Classic on April 12 and the Weber State Wildcat Invitational on April 13. His time of 10.48 at the Utah Spring Classic is a new personal best and is the top time in the MW this season. In wind-aided conditions at the Wildcat Invite, Collins finished in 10.54. He was also a member of the Broncos' 4x100 Relay team that placed second at the Wildcat Invite with a time of 41.69. That mark is the fourth-best in the MW this season.

Hicks, a Colorado Springs, Colo., native, won the Shot Put and Discus at the CU Invitational on April 13. The sophomore recorded a throw of 49'-7.00'' in the Shot Put, which is third-best in the MW this season. She leads the MW and is ninth in the nation in the Discus, thanks to her CU Invitational-winning distance of 178'-5.50'', which is a new personal record. Hicks also competed in the Hammer Throw and finished third at 175'-10.50''.

2013 Mountain West Men's Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week
March 19 - Brian Ford, Sr., Air Force
March 26 - Matt Post, R-Jr., Boise State
April 2 - Cale Simmons, Sr., Air Force
April 9 - Kendall Spencer, R-Jr., New Mexico
April 16 - Daveon Collins, Jr., Boise State

2013 Mountain West Women's Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week
March 19 - Deborah Amoah, Sr., Nevada
March 26 - Alyssa Osai, R-Sr., Boise State; Kiah Hicks, So., Colorado State
April 2 - Charlotte Arter, Jr., New Mexico
April 9 - Marisa VanderMalle, R-So., Boise State
April 16 - Kiah Hicks, So., Colorado State