BOISE, Idaho – Boise State University track and field student-athletes Scott Viafore and Annika Hjelm have both been named WAC Athletes of the Week.

            Viafore, a junior from Duxbury, Mass., won the men’s award when he posted the third best collegiate javelin throw in the country last Saturday (April 7) with a toss of 232-6 (70.88m).  Competing in the Boise State / Idaho State dual scoring meet at Bronco Stadium, Viafore’s first place throw was an improvement of over 15 feet from his previous career best. 

            A sophomore from Huddinge, Sweden, Hjlem broke her school record in the hammer for the second time this year in winning the event at the same track and field dual with Idaho State.  Hjelm’s winning throw was 206-1 (62.82m) which is the eighth best collegiate mark this year.  Her throw is also the third best all-time mark in her home country of Sweden.  This is the second time this season Hjelm has won the honor.  She also picked up the award the last week of March when she first set the Bronco record in the hammer at 197-5 (60.18m).

            The Bronco track and field teams are back in action this weekend at three different venues.  The sprinters, middle distance runners and jumpers will compete at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational in Berkeley, Calif.  The throwers will compete at the Mesa Invitational on Friday and the Sun Angel Classic on Saturday in Arizona.  The distance runners will be in Walnut, Calif. competing at the Mt. Sac Distance Carnival.

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