Batty and Andrews Named MWC Track Athletes of the Week

(Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- BYU junior Miles Batty has been selected as the Mountain West Conference Men's Outdoor Track & Field Athlete of the Week, while BYU junior Katy Andrews has been named the Women's Outdoor Track & Field Co-Athlete of the Week. Andrews shares the honor with New Mexico's Ruth Senior.

Batty, from Sandy, Utah, set a new Mountain West record in the men’s 1,500-meter run last weekend at the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif. Batty clocked a league-record and program-record time of 3:36.25 to earn first-place accolades among collegiate competitors (third overall behind two professional runners). Batty’s mark ranks first in both the Mountain West and NCAA during the 2011 outdoor season.

Andrews, a product of Encinitas, Calif., recorded a new personal-best time of 10:12:04 in the women’s 3,000-meter Steeplechase at the Mt. SAC Relays last weekend in Walnut, Calif. Competing in the Invitational/Elite section of the run, Andrew’s placed second among collegiate runners (sixth overall). Andrews’ time, which ranks first in the league and fourth in the NCAA this season, topped her previous personal-best mark in the event by 15 seconds.