Eleni Kafourou Wins Second WAC Honor of 2010

DENVER -Boise State's Eleni Kafourou has been named the Verizon Western Athletic Conference Women's Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week for the week of April 26-May 2. The award is Kafourou's second-straight in two weeks.

Kafourou, a senior from Athens, Greece (Ninth Lykeium of Pireas HS), won both the triple jump and long jump at the Idaho-Utah Border Clash in Boise, Idaho over the weekend. Kafourou set a new season-best mark in the triple jump, leaping 43 feet, 2.50 inches (13.17 meters), a mark that leads the WAC, ranks fourth in the NCAA West First Round Championships performance list and is 10th in the nation. She also jumped 20-5.75 (6.24m) to win the long jump, just six inches shy of her WAC-leading jump of the season in the event.

Louisiana Tech's Quanisha Sales earned the WAC Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week after she won both the 100 and 200 meters at the Northwestern State Invitational in Natchitoches, La. on Saturday with a pair of WAC-leading times.

Other track nominees included: Boise State's Paige Olivetti, Fresno State's Breeauna Thompson, Idaho's Allix Lee-Painter, Nevada's Gina Deckard, New Mexico State's Chelsa McDonnell and Utah State's Kim Quinn.

Other field nominees included: Fresno State's Jacqueline Vazquez, Louisiana Tech's Chelsea Hayes, Nevada's Alicia Echevarria and Utah State's Shannon Prince.


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