Felix Named MW Outdoor Track & Field Athlete of the Year

BOISE, Idaho - Boise State's Kurt Felix has been selected as the Mountain West Men's Outdoor Track and Field Student-Athlete of the Year.

Hailing from St. Davids, Grenada, Felix was crowned national champion in the men's decathlon at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships on June 7 in Des Moines, Iowa. The senior scored a Boise State and Mountain West record 8,062 points over two days of action to win the 10-event competition. His score also marked a new Grenadian national record in the decathlon, while his decathlon pole vault effort of 15'-1" (4.60m) set a national record as well.

Felix, who won the decathlon by a 106-point margin, became the first Boise State student-athlete to win a NCAA decathlon title or become a decathlon All-American.

Felix, who will compete in the decathlon at the 2012 Olympics, was also named the MW Outdoor Championship meet "Outstanding Performer" and "High Point Performer" this year after winning MW titles in the decathlon and javelin earlier this season.

TCU's Whitney Gipson was named the MW Women's Outdoor Track and Field Student-Athlete of the Year after winning the national title long jump.

The Student-Athlete of the Year award recognizes the outstanding male and female athletes in the sport of outdoor track and field. Student-athletes are nominated and selected by the head coaches at each member institution.


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