Mountain West Announces Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week - May 7, 2013

May 7, 2013


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Wyoming sophomore Paul Thomas 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 30 to May 6. It is the first career weekly honor for Thomas, and third for Hicks.

Thomas, from Nine Mile, Wash., finished third in the Discus at the Cowpoke Open on May 3 in Laramie, Wyo. His throw of 189'-10.00'' is a new personal record, besting his old mark by over nine feet. Thomas leads the MW this season in the event and ranks 20th nationally.

A Colorado Springs, Colo., resident, Hicks won the Discus at the Cowpoke Open with a personal-best toss of 180'-10.00''. The distance tops the MW standings and is the ninth-best throw in the nation.

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
May 7 - Paul Thomas, So., Wyoming

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
May 7 - Kiah Hicks, So., Colorado State