DENVER – UT Rio Grande Valley's Omer Almog and Utah Valley's Albert MacArthur have been named Western Athletic Conference Men's Indoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week, respectively, for Jan. 8-14.
Almog, a senior from Jerusalem, Israel, won the 3,000 meter run at the Ted Nelson Invitational. He claimed first out of 27 competitors with a time of 8:18.70. His time is the second-fastest time in program history and is the best this season in the WAC. Throughout the NCAA his time ranks 33rd.
MacArthur, a junior from Port Orchard, Wash., won the long and triple jump at the Stacy Dragila Invitational. In both jumps, MacArthur broke his own UVU school records. He posted a mark of 7.46m in the long jump and 15.42m in the triple jump. He currently sits best in the WAC this season in both jumps. MacArthur also ranks 19th in the long jump and 16th in the triple jump throughout the NCAA.
Other track nominees: Grand Canyon's Daniel Flores posted the top mark in the WAC in the mile with a time of 4:18.98… Daylan Quinn of Kansas City ran the fifth-best time in school history at 2:31.60 in the 1,000 meter.
Other field nominees: Perry Adderley of Kansas City threw 16.12m in the shot put, the second-best mark in the WAC this season… UT Rio Grande Valley's Christian Hall-Garner recorded the fourth-best weight throw mark in program history at 17.29m.