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 second of her career, while she is the second Cowgirl to claim the accolade this season.
DeStefano, a junior from Gillette, Wyo., had an impressive outdoor opener at last Saturday’s Weber State Open in Ogden, Utah. She won the steeplechase with an altitude-converted time of 10:11.65 to break her own previous school record in the event by seven seconds. Her time currently leads the Mountain West and ranks 14th in the NCAA this season. DeStefano’s flat time of 10:26.08 was also a facility record for Stewart Stadium.
The Cowgirls and Cowboys may return to action this weekend at Colorado State’s Jack Christiansen Invite, depending on weather.