Cramer Receives MWC Player of the Week Award

Freshman Lacey Cramer earned MWC honors after breaking a BYU and MWC record in the 800-meter run.

COLORADO SPRINGS -- Freshman Lacey Cramer earned Mountain West Conference Player of the Week honors after breaking the BYU and MWC 800-meter record on Saturday at the Husky Classic in Seattle.

“Lacey is an awesome newcomer,” said BYU women’s track and field head coach Craig Poole. “Coach Shane has done a terrific job with her. We are very fortunate to have her in our program.”

The freshman standout from Cedar Hills, Utah, took first at the Husky Classic with an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 2:05.77. Her time ranks 10th in the nation (according to TrackShark.com) and first in the MWC.

“I can’t believe it,” Cramer said. “It’s an incredible honor. I couldn’t have done it without my awesome coach (Patrick Shane) and Katie Palmer.”

Palmer, who set the same record two weeks ago in New York, laid the groundwork for Cramer on Saturday by setting the pace through the first 400 meters. The two opened up a large lead and Cramer was able to hold on at the end.

This marks Cramer’s first career MWC Player of the Week award and BYU’s fifth of the season. In six week’s of competition, the women’s track team has collected a school and conference record five player of the week awards.

Next up for Cramer and the Cougar’s will be the Mountain West Conference Indoor Championships in Colorado Springs, Colorado.