Felix Named Verizon WAC Men's Indoor Field Athlete of the Week

BOISE, Idaho -- Boise State's Kurt Felix was named the Verizon Western Athletic Conference Men's Indoor Field Athlete of the Week for the week of Jan. 24-30.

Felix, a junior from St. Davids, Genada (Central Arizona College), had a record breaking day at the Jacksons Invitational in Nampa, Idaho, on Jan. 29, as he set the all-time WAC record for the heptathlon. Felix crushed his own school record along with the WAC record in the heptathlon scoring 5,669 points. He won the 60-meter hurdles, high jump, shot put and long jump in the seven event competition. He had career bests in the 60m hurdles (8.38), Long jump (24 ft., 5.75 in.) and 60m dash (7.15). He tied his indoor best of 6 feet, 11 inches in the high jump and recorded season bests in the shot put (44 ft., 3.25 in.), 1000m (2:50.15) and pole vault (13 ft., 7.25 in.). Felix's record replaces the previous record of 5,532 points set by John Strang of Utah State in 2009.

Utah State's Armahd Lewis was named WAC Men's Indoor Track Athlete of the Week after he continued his undefeated streak in the 60-meter and 200-meter dash events at the Jacksons Invitational. Lewis claimed the title in both events for the third straight time.

Other track nominees included: Rolando Trammel, Boise State; Jeremiah Dubie, Idaho

Other field nominees included: Eugenio Mannucci, Idaho; Clint Silcock, Utah State


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