Colorado Springs, Colo. -- BYU senior Kenneth Andam and BYU sophomore Nan Evans were named Mountain West Conference Men's and Women's Track Athletes of the Week, respectively.
Andam, a native of Takoradi, Ghana (St. Augustine's College), ranks in the nation's top five after posting a time of 10.14 seconds in the preliminaries of the 100 meters last week at the Texas Relays in Austin. He passed on the university division finals to compete in the invitational division, finishing fourth at 10.19. Andam, who set the MWC Championship record in the 100 meters last year at 10.21, leads the MWC this season with an altitude adjusted time of 10.13 in the event.
Evans, of Bountiful, Utah (Bountiful HS), captured first place in the 3,000 meter steeplechase last week at the BYU Cougar Invitational after running the event for the first time in her career. She clocked a time of 10-minutes, 21.43-seconds, just under two seconds shy of the NCAA automatic qualifying mark (10:21.00). Evans' time is currently the best on the Mountain West Conference top times list and ranks second nationally.
Upcoming Schedule (April 12-14)
Air Force travels to the 5th Annual Tom Botts Invitational in Columbia, Mo.; BYU and Colorado State travel to Ogden, Utah for the Weber State Invitational; San Diego State hosts the All Women Invitational at the SDSU Sports Deck; UNLV travels to the San Diego Invitational; Utah travels to the Cal State Northridge Invitational; Wyoming travels to Northern Colorado in Greeley., Colo., for multi-event competition. New Mexico is in action again April 20-21 in Waco, Texas.
2001 Outdoor Track and Field Athletes of the Week
March 29 Brian Trainor, Jr. Liz Toman, Sr.
Colorado State Colorado State
April 3 Bryan Berryhill, Sr. Tara Northcutt, Sr.,
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April 10 Kenneth Andam, Sr. Nan Evans, So.