Flannigan, Vaisima Sweep WAC Weekly Honors

DENVER - Boise State's Mackenzie Flannigan and Mele Vaisima were named the Verizon Western Athletic Conference Women's Indoor Track and Field Athletes of the Week, respectively, for the week of Dec. 1-7.

Flannigan, a freshman from Chandler, Ariz. (Chandler High School), earned two wins in her first-ever collegiate meet during the Jacksons Open in Nampa, Idaho, Dec. 3-5. She claimed titles in the 400-meter dash and the 4X400-meter relay with teammates Joi Glass, Emily Funkhouser and Paige Orcutt. Her time of 58.03 seconds in the 400m was 2.18 seconds faster than the runner up. Flannigan ran the leadoff leg for the 4X400m relay team that took first place with a time of 3:58.81, and finished nearly four seconds ahead of second place Portland State.

Vaisima, a junior from Woods Cross, Utah (Judge Memorial HS), won the weight throw competition and claimed third-place in the shot put at the Jacksons Open in Nampa, Idaho, Dec. 3-5. She came up big in the weight throw beating out the next closest competitor by 5-feet, 8-inches with a winning toss that was marked at 57- feet, 3.75 inches. Vaisima's throw of 41 feet, 3.75 inches in the shot put netted her a third-place finish, and was just 17 inches behind the event's winner.

Other track nominees included: April Pate, Nevada 

Other field nominees included: Angelica Earls, Nevada 


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