Track & Field

Wyoming's Shanklin and Popp Named MWC Track and Field Athletes of the Week

Cowgirl Shannon Popp's weight throw of 62'-5.00

Cowgirl Shannon Popp's weight throw of 62'-5.00

Feb. 7, 2007

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -

Wyoming sophomore Jake Shanklin and senior Shannon Popp have been named Mountain West Conference Men's and Women's Indoor Track and Field Athletes of the Week, respectively.

Shanklin, from Ellensburg , Wash. , set a career-best and NCAA provisional qualifying mark in the weight throw at the Air Force Invitational in Colorado Springs , Colo. , last weekend. His throw of 64'-4.50" (19.62m) ranks as the ninth best in Wyoming school history, as well as the second-best mark in the conference this season and 24th best in the nation so far this year.

Popp, an Ojai, Calif. , native, also broke into the Pokes' weight throw record books as she tossed a personal best distance at the Air Force Invite. Her mark of 62'-5.00" (19.02m) is tops in the MWC this season and is the seventh best ever at Wyoming . The provisional qualifying distance also ranks 22nd in the nation.

2007 INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

Jan. 16: (m) Blake Jackson, Sr., Jumps, Wyoming, (w) Janay DeLoach, Sr., Sprints/Jumps, Colorado State
Jan. 23: (m) Drew Morano, Jr., Sprints, Colorado State, (w) Virgil Hodge, Jr., Sprints, TCU
Jan. 30: (m) Kevin Johnson, Sr., Heptathlon, Colorado State, (w) Katie Lloyd, Sr., Pentathlon, Colorado State
Feb. 7: (m) Jake Shanklin, So., Throws, Wyoming, (w) Shannon Popp, Sr., Throws, Wyoming

 

 

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