Jan. 23, 2002
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -
Wyoming junior Craig Suter and UNLV senior Michele Davis have been selected as the Mountain West Conference Men's and Women's Indoor Track and Field Athletes of the Week, respectively.
On Jan. 19 at the Robert Shine Invitational in Laramie, Wyo., Suter recorded a first-place finish in the shot put for the second week in a row. His personal best mark of 58'3 1/4" (17.76m) provisionally qualified him for the 2002 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships and currently ranks him at 13th in the nation. This is the Rock Springs, Wyo., native's, first career athlete of the week award.
In UNLV's first indoor meet of the season, Davis captured individual titles and set provisional qualifying marks in the 200 and 400 meter races last weekend at the Texas Tech Open in Lubbock, Tex. The Lansing, Mich., native, clocked a personal best time of 53.10 in the 400, topping her previous best by over one second. She also won the 200 with a personal best time of 23.74 to complete her weekend. The defending MWC Indoor Athlete of the Week's performance garnered her second athlete of the week award of her career.
Wyoming returns to competition on Friday, January 25 as they travel to Colorado Springs for the Air Force Invitational, while UNLV competes in the Minnesota Invitational Jan. 26 in Minneapolis. Minn.
This week in the MWC: The Air Force Academy plays host to the BYU men, New Mexico and Wyoming at the Air Force Invitational Friday and Saturday, Jan. 25 and 26. Utah travels to Logan, Utah for the Wilson Motor Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 26