Wyoming's Howe Named MWC Indoor Track and Field Male Athlete of the Week

Jan. 16, 2002

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

Wyoming senior Quincy Howe and San Diego State senior Tricia Gutierrez have been selected as the Mountain West Conference men's and women's Indoor Track and Field Athletes of the Week, respectively.

Howe started off the season with an impressive showing at the Kansas State Invitational in Manhattan Kansas on Jan. 12. The Perrylands, Trinidad, native, was victorious in the triple jump with a mark of 52'2" which provisionally qualifies him for the 2002 NCAA Indoor Championships. The All-American also had a third-place finish in the 60-meter hurdles, clocking in at 8.61.

Gutierrez secured her first career athlete of the week award by setting a new school record in the pole vault at the National Pole Vault Summit in Reno, Nev. Gutierrez vaulted a personal best 12'9 1/2" (3.90m) to claim the victory and qualify provisionally for the 2002 NCAA Indoor Championships.

The Cowboys continue their indoor season on Saturday, Jan. 19, hosting the Robert Shine Invitational in Laramie while the Aztecs have three weeks off in preparation for the Bill Cosby Invitational Feb. 2 in Reno, Nev.

This week in the MWC: BYU and Utah travel to Pocatello, Idaho to compete in the Snake River Open on Saturday, Jan. 19, while The Air Force Academy and Colorado State will compete in the Robert Shine Invitational in Laramie. UNLV will spend the weekend in Lubbock, Texas competing in the Texas Tech Open Jan. 18 and 19.