Mountain West Names Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week

April 25, 2012

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -

Boise State senior Kurt Felix and TCU junior Charles Silmon have been selected as the Mountain West Co-Men's Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week, while Boise State senior Mele Vaisima has been named MW Women's Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week.

Felix, a native of St. Davids, Grenada, earned first-place honors in the men’s decathlon last week at the Mt. SAC Multi-Events in Azusa, Calif., accumulating a program record 7,972 points while participating in 10 events. Felix placed first in the long jump (25’-4.50”) and javelin throw (218’-7.00”), while notching career-best marks in the 400-meter race (48.82) and the 1,500-meter run (4:35.61). His decathlon mark ranks first in the Mountain West and fourth in the NCAA during the 2012 outdoor season.

Silmon, hailing from Waco, Texas, notched individual titles in the men’s 100-meter and 200-meter races, respectively, last weekend at the Michael Johnson Dr. Pepper Classic in Waco, Texas. Silmon began by securing first-place honors in the men’s 100-meter dash, crossing the finish line in a career-best time of 10.15 seconds. That mark ranks second in MW history and fifth in the country in 2012. He went on to capture first-place accolades in the men’s 200-meter dash with a season-best time of 20.65. That time ranks first in the Mountain West this spring and 20th in the NCAA during the outdoor campaign. Silmon was also a part of TCU’s quartet that earned runner-up honors in the men’s 4x100-meter race with a time of 39.91.

Vaisima, from Salt Lake City, Utah, posted a personal-best mark in the women’s hammer throw last weekend at the Oregon Relays in Eugene, Ore., notching a mark of 201’-6.00” to claim second-place honors in the event. Vaisima’s throw ranks second in program history, and second in the Mountain West and 15th in the NCAA during the 2012 outdoor season. Vaisima is only the second Bronco woman to surpass the 200-foot mark in the hammer throw. Vaisima also placed fourth in the women’s discus throw with a mark of 150’-3.00.”