Vaisima Named Verizon WAC Women's Indoor Field Athlete of the Week

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

Vaisima, a junior from Woods Cross, Utah (Judge Memorial HS), continued her undefeated streak in the weight throw by winning the event for the fourth consecutive time over the weekend at the Jacksons Invitational in Nampa, Idaho, on Jan. 29. Vaisima improved her season-best mark for the second straight week with a throw of 61 feet, 10.50 inches to win the event by 6 ft., 9.50 in. Vaisima continues to lead the WAC in the weight throw competition. She also placed second in the shot put with a career-best throw of 45 ft., 2.25 in.

Utah State's Katelyn Heiner, a junior from Ogden, Utah (Ogden HS), was named WAC Women's Indoor Track Athlete of the Week after she had a fantastic performance at the Jacksons Invitational. For the second week in a row Heiner won the 400-meters with a career-best time of 55.47 seconds.

Other track nominees included: Alexi Morton, Boise State; Hannah Kiser, Idaho;
Deborah Amoah, Nevada; Samantha Thompson, New Mexico State

Other field nominees included: Gabby Midles, Idaho; Gina Deckard, Nevada; Jndia Cleveland, New Mexico State; Spela Hus, Utah State


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