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This Week in WAC Indoor Track & Field - Jan. 23

This Week in WAC Indoor Track & Field - Jan. 23

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WAC ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
MEN

Grand Canyon's Adam Knuff and Chris Linnin have been named Western Athletic Conference Men's Indoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week, respectively, for Jan. 15-21.

Knuff, a freshman from Tempe, Ariz., leads the Lopes in the 60 meter and 200 meter dash while ranking best in the WAC in the 200 meter and second-best in the 60 meter. He recorded a time of 6.83 in the 60 meter to place third at the Air Force Team Challenge. Knuff also posted a 21.94 in the 200 meter to earn sixth.
 
Linnin, a senior from Castle Rock, Colo., tied the school record in the high jump reaching 2.05 meters for the second time in a row. His jump earned him a third-place finish at the Air Force Team Challenge. Linnin currently ranks second in the high jump in the WAC.
 
Other track nominees: Kansas City's Josh Sanders ran the top time in the WAC in the 800 meter recording a 1:54.46 and earning fifth place.
 
Other field nominees: Ekert Van der Watt of Kansas City jumped 4.81 meters in the pole vault to win the event and post the second-best mark in the conference this season.
 
WOMEN
 
Grand Canyon's Shanice Lewis and NM State's Taniya Mitchell have been named Western Athletic Conference Women's Indoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week, respectively, for Jan. 15-21.
 
Lewis, a senior from Clarendon, Jamaica, posted the top time in the WAC for the 60 meter hurdles. Her time of 8.54 earned her first at the Air Force Team Challenge. She also placed second in the long jump with a leap of 5.82 meters to earn the best jump in the conference this season.
 
Mitchell, a senior from Mt. Vernon, N.Y., recorded a personal best and took home second in the weight throw posting a toss of 17.93 meters. The throw ranks best in the WAC this season and third-best in the Aggie record books.
 
Other track nominees: Kansas City's Mia Jerman earned second in the 5,000 meter and sits best in the conference with a time of 17:48.01… Keosha Sanders of NM State ran a 7.50 in the 60 meter setting a program record and placing her best in the WAC.
 
Other field nominees: Kansas City's Traci Mills posted the third best long jump mark in the WAC as she earned third and fifth in the long jump and triple jump.