Felix Named USTFCCCA West Region Field Athlete of the Year

BOISE, Idaho - Boise State's Kurt Felix was named the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) West Region Field Athlete of the Year today.

Felix, a senior and native of St. Davids, Grenada, was named the West Region Field Athlete of the Year after earned an automatic qualifying mark in the heptathlon on Feb. 25. While earning the qualifying mark he scored 5,691 points to win the Western Athletic Conference title in the heptathlon, setting a new Boise State school record as well as a WAC record and a league meet record. Felix also earned the WAC triple jump title with a career-best performance (50-0.75), leading a 1-2-3 Bronco sweep in the event. He also earned runner-up titles in the high jump and long jump at the 2011 WAC Indoor Championships. Felix was named the WAC Men's Field Athlete of the Year while also earning the WAC Men's High Point Performer honor with 36 points.

Felix's 36 points were a major contribution to the Bronco's 177 total team points, tying Utah State for the 2011 WAC Men's Indoor Track and Field Team Championship title.

For a full list of all men's and women's region athletes of the year, region head coaches of the year and region assistant coaches of the year, go to: http://www.ustfccca.org/featured/ustfccca-indoor-tf-region-athletes-and-coaches-of-the-year-named-in-division-i



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