Arnos Garners Second WAC Honor of the Season

DENVER -Boise State's Zacharias Arnos was named the Verizon Wireless Western Athletic Conference Men's Indoor Field Athlete of the Week for the week of February 1-7. It is his second WAC Field Athlete of the Week honor this season. 

Arnos, a senior from Nicosia, Greece (Archbishop Mauarios III Lyceum), won both the long jump and triple jump at the United Heritage Invitational last weekend. Arnos produced his third NCAA Provisional mark in the triple jump of 52-6.50 (16.01m) which is tenth in the nation and just 5.50 inches (14 cm) away from the NCAA Automatic mark. The senior also reached an NCAA Provisional mark in the long jump for the first time this season, jumping a distance of 24-9.25 (7.55m) to win the event and surpass the qualifying mark by 5 centimeters.

 Utah State's Mike Pyrtle and Pyrtle, a junior from Ocala, Fla. (Merritt College),was named this week's WAC Indoor Track Athlete of the Week after setting a new Utah State school record in winning the 60 meters in 6.69 seconds (6.71 altitude venue conversion) at the New Mexico Classic over the weekend.

Other track nominees included: Boise State's Eric Capelle and Idaho's Paul Dittmer.

 Other field nominees included: Idaho's Lucas Pope and Utah State's Clint Silcock.


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