Mountain West Announces Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week - April 30, 2013

April 30, 2013


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - New Mexico junior Luke Caldwell was named Mountain West Men's Outdoor Track & Field Athlete of the Week, while San Diego State junior Shanieka Thomas and New Mexico senior Josephine Moultrie were selected MW Women's Outdoor Track & Field Co-Athlete of the Week for meets held April 23-29. It is the second career weekly honor (first outdoor) for both Caldwell and Moultrie, while Thomas earns her sixth-career (second outdoor) recognition.

Caldwell, from Betchworth, England, finished third out of all collegiate runners (15th overall) in the 5000 Meters at the Payton Jordan Invitational on April 28 in Palo Alto, Calif. His time of 13:29.94 established a new school and personal record. Caldwell currently leads the MW in the event by more than 30 seconds, and has the third-fastest time in the nation this season.

Hailing from St. Andrew, Jamaica, Thomas won the Triple Jump at the Penn Relays on April 26 in Philadelphia, Pa. Her winning mark of 44'-8.00'' (13.61 meters) topped second-place finisher LaQue Moen-Davis of Texas A&M, who is currently ranked fourth in the nation, by more than a foot. Last week, Thomas set a Conference and school record in the event with a leap of 45'-1.50'' at the Mt. SAC Relays. That distance stands as the best in the MW and the country this season.

A Glasgow, Scotland, native, Moultrie finished ninth overall (fifth collegiately) in the 1500 Meters at the Payton Jordan Invitational. Her time of 4:14.44 establishes new school and personal records. Moultrie owns the top time in the Conference and is ninth in the NCAA.

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
April 30 - Luke Caldwell, Jr., New Mexico

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
April 30 - Shanieka Thomas, Jr., San Diego State; Josephine Moultrie, Sr., New Mexico