Mountain West Announces Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week - April 23, 2013

April 23, 2013


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Colorado State junior Trevor Brown was named Mountain West Men's Outdoor Track & Field Athlete of the Week, while San Diego State junior Shanieka Thomas was selected MW Women's Outdoor Track & Field Athlete of the Week for meets held April 16-22. It is the third career weekly honor for Brown, and fifth for Thomas.

Brown, from Colorado Springs, Colo., finished second in the 110 Hurdles at the Mt. SAC Relays on April 20. His time of 13.65 set new MW, school and personal records. Brown currently leads the Conference in the event and ranks ninth nationally. He also finished sixth in the 400 Hurdles with a time of 52.15, which is the second-best mark in the MW this season.

Hailing from St. Andrew, Jamaica, Thomas established new Conference, school and personal records in the Triple Jump at the Mt. SAC Relays on April 20. Her distance of 45'-1.50'' (13.75 meters) was good for second place, trailing only 2011 USA Outdoor Championships runner-up Crystal Manning. Thomas, who already owns the Aztecs' indoor record in the Triple Jump, bested Karoline Koheler's 2009 leap of 44'-9.00'' by more than four inches. Thomas currently leads the MW and is second in the nation this season in the Triple Jump.

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
April 23 - Trevor Brown, Jr., Colorado 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
April 23 - Shanieka Thomas, Jr., San Diego State