Feb. 25, 2003
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -
Wyoming senior Mervin Swaby and sophomore Jessica Fox have been selected as the Mountain West Conference Men's and Women's Indoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week, respectively.
MEN'S ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Mervin Swaby - Wyoming
Senior ? Jumps ? Kingston, Jamaica/Wolmers Boys HS
Swaby captured the long jump and triple jump titles at the Wyoming Open in Laramie on Friday with leaps of 24' 7 ?1/4" and 49' 10", respectively. His distance in the long jump and triple jump placed him first and second, respectively, in the Mountain West Conference this season. He also won the 55-meter dash with a time of 6.45 seconds (third best time in the MWC this season).
WOMEN'S ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Jessica Fox - Wyoming
Sophomore ? Sprints ? Burns, Wyo./Burns HS
Fox set a new Mountain West Conference and school record in the 400-meter dash with a NCAA automatic qualifying time of 53.02 at the Air Force Open in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Saturday. The previous MWC record was 53.10 by Michele Davis (UNLV) in 2002.