Trammel, Sexton, Morton Rack-Up WAC Weekly Honors

DENVER - Boise State's Rolando Trammel and Chase Sexton have been named the Verizon Western Athletic Conference Men's Outdoor Track and Field Athletes of the Week, respectively, for the week of April 25-May 1. Boise State's Alexi Morton has been named the Verizon WAC Women's Outdoor Field Athlete of the week as well.

Trammel, a sophomore from Albuquerque, N.M. (Highland HS), won both the 110-meter hurdles (14.13) and 400-meter hurdles (52.76) at the Idaho-Utah Border Clash last weekend.  His time in the 110-meter hurdles is the second best in the WAC and 28th in the West Region and was a career-best.  He also was a member of the winning 4x100m relay team that clocked the Broncos' season-best time of 41.48 seconds.  Trammel also placed second in the long jump with an outdoor career-best mark of 23-6.25.

Sexton, a junior from Salem, Ore. (Salem HS), won the discus at the Idaho-Utah Border Clash with a personal-best of 177-2, breaking his previous best by over four-feet set just last week.  The distance is the second best in the WAC.  He also placed second in the shot put with a mark of 52-1.75.

Morton, a freshman from Auburn, Wash. (Auburn Mountainview HS), won the heptathlon at the Idaho-Utah Border Clash over the weekend.  Morton won five of the seven events (hurdles, high jump, shot put, 200-meters and long jump) and placed second in the other two to score 4,618 points.

Nevada's Samantha Diaz was named Women's Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week after she set a school record on Sunday in the 1,500-meters at the Payton Jordan Invitational in Palo Alto, Calif.  Her time of 4:23.01 is the top time in the WAC and 34th in the West Region.  She broke the previous school record that was set in 2007.

Other men's track nominees included: Dennis Richardson, Louisiana Tech; and Silas Pimentel, Utah State.

Other men's field nominees included: Clint Silcock, Utah State.

Other women's track nominees included: Racquel Jones, Boise State; Ashlee Jimenez, Hawai'i; Courtney Schultz, New Mexico State; and Heidi Peterson, Utah State.

Other women's field nominees included: Marissa Hammond, Nevada; Bellosie Frazier, New Mexico State; and Shannon Price, Utah State.


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