Wyoming Sweeps Athlete of the Week Honors in Track and Field

Jan. 21, 2003

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

Wyoming Senior Dan Williams andsophomore Jessica Fox have been selected as the Mountain West ConferenceMen's and Women's Indoor Track and Field Athletes of the Week.

Williams, a senior from Laramie, Wyo., took first place in the shot putwith a throw of 52' 8 1/4" at the Kansas State Invitational in Manhattan,Kan. on Jan. 17th. Williams also took second place in the weight throw atthe meet with a mark of 61' 6 1/4". The Laramie native was an All-MountainWest performer last season along with being selected to the AcademicAll-Conference team. Williams serves as one of the Cowboy team captains thisyear as well.

Fox, a sophomore from Burns, Wyo., earned Athlete of the Week honors forher 53.97 time in the 400 meter dash on Jan. 11th at the Air Force AllComers meet which earned her a first place finish. The time provisionallyqualifies her for the NCAA Championships and is the third best 400 metertime in Mountain West Conference history. Fox's 400 meter time is currentlythe second best in the country.

"We are very pleased about these two athletes receiving Athlete of the Weekhonors," said Wyoming head track and field coach Don Yentes. "The good thingis both of these athletes are far from reaching full stride, which meansthings can only get better."

Other notables: Andrea Batt, junior Huson, Mont., currently ranks 4th in thenation in the shot put with her throw of 50' 4" at the Kansas State Inviteon Jan. 17th.