COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Wyoming's Audra DeStefano has been named the Mountain West Female Track Athlete of the Week, the conference office announced Tuesday. The weekly award is the first of her career.
A native of Gillette, Wyo., DeStefano won the 3,000-meter steeplechase at last Friday's Kit Mayer Memorial Open in Golden, Colo. The sophomore's altitude-converted time of 10:30.59 is currently first in the conference and the NCAA West Region, while ranking seventh in the NCAA. Her time was just six seconds off her own school record. Wyoming's Ricky Faure, a native of Rock Springs, Wyo., was the MW's Male Track Athlete of the Week last Tuesday.
The Cowboys and Cowgirls return to action at the Tom Benich Invite on Saturday in Greeley, Colo. DeStefano and senior Holly Page will run at the Stanford Invite in Palo Alto, Calif., on late Friday night.