Andersen Shares MWC Athlete of the Week with Dyer

After running the fastest collegiate time in the nation in the 3,000m steeplechase at the Cardinal Invitational, Kassi Andersen shares conference honors with SDSU sprinter.

COLORADO SPRINGS -- BYU junior Kassi Andersen and San Diego State senior Tonette Dyer shared the Mountain West Conference Outdoor Track and Field Female Athlete of the Week after both setting new MWC records.

Andersen, a Provo, Utah, native, ran the fastest 3,000-meter steeplechase in the NCAA this season at the Cardinal Invitational with a career-best time of 9:48.74. Her first place time is a new MWC record, breaking former Cougar Elizabeth Jackson's time of 9:49.73 set in 2001.

During this outdoor season, she has posted three NCAA regional qualifying times besides the 3,000m steeplechase in the 800-meter run, 1,500-meter run and the 5,000-meter run. In the 2004 Indoor MWC Championships, she took second in the 800 meters and the mile.

Dyer set two Mountain West Conference and San Diego State records at the Steve Scott Invitational in Irvine, Calif. in the 200 meters with a time of 22.34 and the 100 meters with a time of 11.29.

With the MWC Championships on their minds, the BYU men's and women's track teams will be polishing up at the Wilson Motor Qualifier at Utah State this weekend.