Wauters named WAC Track Athlete of the Week

Earlier this week junior weight thrower MATTHEW WAUTERS was named the WAC Track Athlete of the Week. He leads the WAC in the weight throw, and is ranked 5th in the NCAA by Trackwire. The Idaho Men's Indoor Track Team is ranked 15th in the NCAA and is a favorite to win the WAC Indoor Championships this weekend in Nampa, Idaho. Competition begins Friday at 10 am with the men's heptathalon.


DENVER - Idaho sophomore thrower Matt Wauters has been named WAC Male Athlete of the Week for indoor track after his performance at the Vandal Indoor last weekend.

Wauters won the weight throw at the meet with a NCAA provisional-qualifying mark of 68-5 1/4 and finished second in the shot put with a personal-best toss of 54-10.

Wauters is the WAC's top-ranked athlete in the weight throw and is ranked fifth in the conference in the shot put. He is also ranked fifth in the latest Trackwire.com Dandy Dozen rankings for the weight throw.

This is the second time Wauters has earned athlete of the week honors, and the first time he's won for indoor competition. He was WAC Athlete of the Week during the 2006 outdoor season after breaking the UI hammer throw record at the Duane Hartman Invitational.

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