Elliott Named MW Athlete of the Week
April 5, 2016

Conference Release

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.
David Elliott was named the Mountain West Men’s Track Athlete of the Week for his performance this past weekend at the Stanford Invitational. Elliott ran a 13:42.17 in the 5,000m, good for the fastest time in school history.

The Puyallup, Wash., native now has six school records to his name between indoor and outdoor track and field;

Indoor Track and Field
Mile – 3:57.68
3,000m – 7:53.15
Distance Medley Relay – 9:48.34

Outdoor Track and Field
800m – 1:49.48
1,500m – 3:41.61
5,000m – 13:42.17

He took fifth in the 5,000m at the Stanford Invitational, finishing behind three professionals and one fellow collegian, Thomas Awad (13:41.77) of Penn. Elliott currently has the No. 2 5,000m in the country, sitting behind only Awad.

The accolade is the second-career outdoor weekly honor for Elliott, and the fifth of the season including his three from the indoor season. The senior’s time likely guarantees him a spot at the NCAA Regional Championships in the event.

The Broncos will be back in action this weekend in Tempe, Ariz., at the Sun Angel Classic from April 8-9.


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