Nelson Snags WAC Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week Honor

BOISE, Idaho -- Boise State's Alex Nelson has been named the Verizon Western Athletic Conference Men's Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week for the week of April 4-10. This is Nelson's first career honor.

Nelson, a junior from Vancouver, Wash. (Evergreen HS), won the hammer throw at the Sun Angel Classic in Tempe, Ariz., with a distance of 208-8 (63.60m) for his first title of the season.  Nelson's mark broke his personal best by nearly 10 feet and is the best in the WAC by almost 10 feet as well.

Fresno State's Remington Blair (Reedley, Calif./Modesto JC) was named WAC Men's Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week after he won the 400-meter dash with a time of 47.16 at the Mondo Mid-Major Challenge in Sacramento, Calif., last week. 

Other track nominees included: Manoah Wesson, Boise State; Andrew Blaser, Idaho; Dennis Richardson, Louisiana Tech; and Eric Larson, Utah State.

Other field nominees included: Emmanuel Jackson, Fresno State; Eugenio Mannucci, Idaho; and Joe Canavan, Utah State.

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