DENVER – Utah Valley's Hannah Branch and Kansas City's Katy McAuley have been named Western Athletic Conference Women's Indoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week, respectively, for Dec. 4-10.
Branch, a sophomore from Draper, Utah, set a new program record in the 3000m run at the Weber State Winter Open. Her adjusted time of 9:49.70 was good for a third-place finish. She is currently 45th throughout the NCAA.
McAuley, a senior from Pontotoc, Miss., finished first in the pole vault and notched a new program record. McAuley vaulted 3.95m, the 11th best mark in the NCAA this season.
Other track nominees: Chicago State's Teaira Williams finished second in the 400m dash recording a 59.87… Malon Lee of Kansas City set personal-bests in the 60m and 300m while finishing in fifth and second.
Other field nominees: Chicago State's Saskkia Wiggan placed fifth in the long jump with a mark of 5.26m… Tiera Orr of Utah Valley tied for first in the high jump reaching 1.71m.