UW's Jake Shanklin Awarded MWC Athlete of the Week

Feb. 3, 2009

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

Wyoming senior Jake Shanklin has been selected as the Mountain West Conference Men's Indoor Track & Field Athlete of the Week for the fourth time in his career.

Shanklin earns the award with an NCAA automatic qualifying mark of 70'-7.75" (21.53m) in the men's 35-pound weight throw at the Air Force Don Barrett Duals held in Colorado Springs, Colo., last Saturday. His toss was five feet farther than the rest of the field, securing a first-place finish at the meet, as well as the front-runner position in the league so far this season. The Ellensburg, Wash., native's mark also ranks fourth in the nation, according to TrackShark.com.