Elliott Earns MW Weekly Honor
Dec. 15, 2015

Mountain West Release

COLORADO SPIRNG, Colo.
– Boise State track and field’s David Elliott has been recognized as the Mountain West Men’s Track Athlete of the Week for his performance at the Hoosier Open in Bloomington, Ind., this past weekend. The redshirt senior took fourth place in the men’s 5,000m with a time of 13:49.82, a new personal best.

The time also improves his ownership of the No. 2 indoor 5,000m time in school history. The only time faster than Elliott’s is Forest Braden’s 13:47.83 that was clocked in 2006. Elliott’s 13:49.82 is also currently the fourth-fastest 5,000m time in Division I track and field.

Elliott, a native of Puyallup, Wash., turned heads last year after winning the individual title at the 2014 Mountain West Cross Country Championships. He then took 19th place at the NCAA West Regional, giving him his second-career USTFCCCA All-West Region honor.

His success continued as he transitioned to indoors, taking second and third in the 5,000m and the 1,500m, respectively, at the conference championships to secure All-Mountain West honors. The outdoor season saw Elliott earn similar, even greater accomplishments.

He was first crowned the Mountain West Champion in the 1,500m, and then quickly qualified for the NCAA National Championships in the same event after running the third-fastest time (3:42.12) at the NCAA West Preliminary Championships.

He kicked off nationals by clocking a 3:40.44 in the 1,500m semifinal , good for the school record and a spot in the NCAA final. He went on to take eighth (3:55.86) in the final, giving him his first All-America honor of his career.

After redshirting the cross country season, Elliott will compete in both indoors and outdoors this coming 2016 season.


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