COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado. – Air Force Junior Sam Gilman was named Mountain West Men’s Track Athlete of the Week and Senior Falcon Ethan Gardner was named WM Male Athlete of the Week, while Boise State Angus Fitzgerald was named MW Men Freshman of the Week. Utah State Senior Katie Haviland was named Nevada MW and Senior Female Track Athlete of the Week Nicolas Ader was named WM Female Athlete of the Week, while Fresno State’s cira jackson was named female freshman of the week WM.
MEN’S TRACK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
SAM GILMAN, AIR FORCE
Junior, Hilton Head Island, SC/Hilton Head Island HS
- Won the 5,000 meter relay race at Mt. SAC, with a career best time of 13:33.26.
- Time leads the Mountain West and ranks 18th in the NCAA this season.
MAN FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
ETHAN GARDNER, AIR FORCE
Senior, Butler, MO/Butler HS
- Won the relay pole vault event at Mt. SAC, clearing a career-best height of 5.15 meters.
- Clearance leads the Conference and is 30th in the West region in 2022.
FIRST YEAR MALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
ANGUS FITZGERALD, BOISE STATE
Thousand Oaks, CA/Royal HS
- Broke the Boise State record in the 800 meter race with a time of 1:49.18 at the Bryan Clay Invitational.
- The time ranks second in the MW and 55th in the NCAA this season.
FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK ON TRACK
KATIE HAVILAND, UTAH STATE
Senior, Lehi, Utah/Skyridge HS
- Won the 3000 meter steeplechase with a time of 10:12.2, the second fastest time in Utah State history.
- Time ranks second in the MW and 22nd in the NCAA this year.
FEMALE OUTREACH ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
NICOLA ADER, NEVADA
Senior, Affolterbach, Germany/Martin-Luther-Schule
- Won heptathlon at Bryan Clay Invitational with 5,836 points, setting Nevada record and tying all-time MW record.
- Ranks No. 1 in the league and No. 4 in the country in 2022.
FIRST WOMAN OF THE WEEK
CIERRA JACKSON, FRESNO STATE
Chandler, Arizona/Chandler HS
- Finished third in the shot put with a personal best of 15.81 metres.
- Fourth in the discus throw with a career best throw of 52.28 metres.
- Ranked third in Mountain West in shot put and discus this season.