CSU's Hicks earns MW Athlete of the Week

April 16, 2013

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Colorado State’s Kiah Hicks was named Mountain West Athlete of the Week Tuesday after her impressive performance at the CU Invitational last weekend.

Hicks, a native of Colorado Springs, Colo., won both the shot put and discus throws at the meet. The sophomore recorded a throw of 49' feet, 7 inches in the shot put, which is third-best in the MW this season. She leads the league and is ninth in the nation in the discus, thanks to her CU Invitational-winning distance of 178-5.5', which is a new personal record.

Hicks also competed in the hammer throw and finished third at 175-10.5.

This is the second season and career honor for the sophomore, and the program’s third award this year.

Colorado State will next participate at the Mt. Sac Relays beginning Thursday in Walnut, Calif.