Smith Earns MWC Athlete Of The Week Honors

April 30, 2004

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - (April 30, 2004) Air Force sophomore DanaPounds and Wyoming junior Shauna Smith were named Mountain WestConference Women's Outdoor Track and Field Athletes of the Week.

Pounds, a Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., native, won the javelin at the DrakeRelays with a school record throw of 172-1.25 (52.46 meters). Hermark currently leads the MWC, ranks fourth in the NCAA and is just twoinches shy of the conference record. It was the longest throw in thewomen's javelin at the Drake Relays since 1986, while her victory wasthe first for a Falcon since 1976. The mark is also an NCAA and Olympictrial qualifying throw.

Smith took first place and set a new Wyoming school record in the 400meter hurdles at the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa. Her time of56.80 broke her previous record in the event of 57.24, which she setearlier this season. The time is also the fourth best time in thenation and the second fastest performance in MWC history. The Sheridan, Wyo.,native also ran the first leg on the Cowgirl 4x400 relay team that capturedfirst place at the Drake Relays, clocking a time of 3:33.01 in theprelim's to set a new Wyoming and MWC record.