Whitsitt, Hjelm Garner Player of the Week Honors

BOISE, Idaho Boise State’s Erik Whitsitt and Annika Hjelm were named Western Athletic Conference Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Athletes of the Week, respectively, Wednesday, for the week of March 19-25.

Hjelm, a sophomore from Huddinge, Sweden (Sjodalgymnasiet HS), set a school record in the hammer throw with a toss of 197-feet, 5-inches (60.18-meters) at the Sacramento State Hornet Invitational, March 23. The mark eclipsed the previous school record by more than two feet, as well as launched past the second place effort by more than 21 feet, and qualified her to regionals.

Whitsitt, a senior from Pueblo, Colo. (Idaho State/South HS), qualified for the NCAA Regional Championships in the shot put at the Broncos’ season-opening meet, as he finished first in the event with a toss of 60-1.0 (18.31m). Whitsitt, who finished fourth in the event at last year’s conference meet, recorded a career high with the toss to earn his second consecutive trip to regionals as a Bronco.


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