Verizon WAC Men's Indoor Track Athletes of the Week Announced
Hadnot, a sophomore from Ruston, La. (Ruston HS), ran the second-fastest time in school history in the 200-meters last Saturday, running a 21.22 at the Tyson Invitational. That mark is second in Tech history only to his 21.04 time from Jan. 27 and is 0.18 seconds better than any other Western Athletic Conference sprinter. Hadnot is currently ranked 10th in the nation in the 200-meters. He also ran a season-best time of 47.85 in the 400-meters, a mark that leads the WAC and is more than half a second better than any other WAC sprinter not from Louisiana Tech.
Klas, a senior from Moscow, Idaho (Moscow HS), broke his own Idaho school record in the men’s pole vault and jumped into seventh in the NCAA this season as the top collegiate performer at the Flotrack Husky Classic on Saturday. He cleared a career-best 17-9.75 (5.43m) to tie for second overall and finish eight inches higher than the next-best collegiate vaulter in the invitational section of the event. His WAC lead in the event is now one foot, 7.75 inches over the next-best competitor. While his mark is just short of the NCAA auto qualifying standard, it likely assures him a spot at the 2012 NCAA Indoor Championships for a third-consecutive season and moves him to eighth in the most recent USA Track & Field national rankings.
Other track nominees included: Idaho junior Barry Britt … Utah State senior Daniel Howell.
Other field nominees included: Utah State senior John Johnson.