DENVER - Utah State's Daniel Howell and Louisiana Tech's Jonathan Keys have been named the Verizon Western Athletic Conference Men's Indoor Track and Field Athletes of the Week, respectively, for the week of Feb. 7-13.
Howell, a junior from Manti, Utah (Manti HS), had a career day against some of the nation's best athletes from conferences such as the SEC, ACC, Pac-10, Big 12 and Big Ten at the Husky Classic on Feb. 11 in Seattle, Wash. Howell set the Utah State school record in the 5,000-meters, crossing the finish line at 14:11.62, good enough for 40th-place out of 88 runners. His time is the new high mark for the event in the WAC this season, as it is more than 40 seconds better than any other WAC competitor's time.
Keys, a junior from Baton Rouge, La. (Catholic HS), excelled against top collegiate competition from conferences such as the SEC, ACC, Pac-10, Big 12 and Big Ten at the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark., Feb. 11-12. Keys recorded the third-best triple jump in Louisiana Tech school history with a leap of 50 ft., 4 in., as he finished in second place in the event. Keys recorded the best triple jump mark in the WAC this season and is currently ranked 48th in the nation in the event.
Other track nominees included: Rolando Trammel, Boise State; Jeff Osborn, Idaho; Matt Wolfe, Louisiana Tech
Other field nominees included: Eetu Viitala, Boise State; Jeremy Klas, Idaho; Clint Silcock, Utah State
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