Haws Named MWC Athlete of the Week

COLORADO SPRINGS -- BYU distance runner Morgan Haws has been selected as a Mountain West Conference Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week for her performance at the New York New Balance Invitational.

This marks the first MWC Athlete of the Week honor for Haws, who transferred to BYU from Weber State in January 2011. The honor is also the fourth such recognition for the BYU women’s track team this season.

Haws competed for the Cougars in the 5000-meters at the New Balance Invitational, taking second in the championship division in 16:20.24. The time currently ranks atop the MWC and is the fifth-fastest time in the NCAA. The mark also has a place in the BYU history books, ranking eighth all-time.

With the second place finish, Haws scored eight team points for the Cougars and helped secure the first ever BYU victory at the New Balance Invitational. The Cougars beat defending National Champion Texas A&M along with several other highly ranked opponents.

The women’s track and field team will be back in action on Friday as they travel to Washington for the Husky Classic and to Colorado for the Air Force Invitational.