April 24, 2012
LOGAN, Utah - Utah State track and field senior thrower Lindsey Spencer was named the Verizon Western Athletic Conference Women's Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week, for the week of April 16-22, as announced by the league office Tuesday. It is the second week in a row and third-time in her career that Spencer has received the honor.
Spencer was also named the America First Credit Union Utah State Student-Athlete of the Week for the period ending Sunday, April 22. It is also the second time in as many weeks and third time in her career that she has won the USU award.
Spencer, a native of Ogden, Utah (Fremont HS/Weber State), extended her Utah State record in the hammer throw with a toss of 200 feet, three inches (61.04 meters), to win the event as USU hosted the 2012 Mark Faldmo Invitational this past weekend. Spencer's mark currently leads the WAC and is ranked 18th in the nation. She also won the discus with a throw of 171-04 (52.22m) and placed second in the shot put with a toss of 45-03.00 (13.97m).
This also marks the sixth time an Aggie has been named a WAC Outdoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week, as seniors Daniel Howell and Hunter Nelson were named the WAC Men's Track Athletes for the weeks of April 2-8 and March 12-18, respectively. Sophomore Kyle McKenna also earned the honor for the week of March 19-25. Additionally, three Aggies received the accolade during the 2012 indoor season including sophomores Chari Hawkins and Kylie Hirschi as well as senior Spela Hus.
Utah State's outdoor track and field season will continue as they travel to Berkley, Calif., for the Bruce Hamilton Invitational on Friday and Saturday, April 27-28. The 2012 Western Athletic Conference Outdoor Championships will be held at the Dan O'Brien Track & Field Complex in Moscow, Idaho on Tuesday through Friday, May 8-11.
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