Posted: Jan 16, 2019
WAC ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
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.
Utah Valley's Savannah Neuberger and UT Rio Grande Valley's Samariae Bonds have been named Western Athletic Conference Women's Indoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week, respectively, for Jan. 8-14.
Neuberger, a senior from Heber City, Utah, broke the program record in the mile run recording a time of 4:53.08 and taking first at the Stacy Dragila Invitational. She also claimed first in the 800 meter running a 2:14.19. She ranks best in the mile in the WAC this season and is 42nd throughout the NCAA. Her 800 meter time is also placed first in the conference and 41st in the NCAA.
Bonds, a freshman from Pflugerville, Texas, placed second in the shot put in her college debut and recorded the third-best throw in program history. Bonds' toss of 14.30m (46'91") is the best throw in the WAC this season.
Other track nominees: CSU Bakersfield's Mariah LeSure recorded a 7.68 in the 60m, a best in the WAC this season and second-fastest in program history… Knowledge Omovoh of Grand Canyon posted the top 400 meter time in the conference with a 58.15… Kansas City's Sommer Herner took second in the 800 meter (2:19.94) and fourth in the 4x400 relay (4:07.60)… Idatonye Cheetham-West of UT Rio Grande Valley ran a time of 7.81 in the 60 meter dash placing her fourth-fastest in program history.
Other field nominees: Kansas City's Katy McAuley took first in the pole vault at the Wildcat Invitational jumping 3.65m.