May 18, 2009
LOGAN, Utah - Utah State's Nick Karren collected the America First Credit Union Utah State Student-Athlete of the Week accolade. The USU award is chosen by a statewide media panel.
Karren, a native of Duchesne, Utah (Duchesne HS) collected four all-Western Athletic Conference first-team awards during the WAC Outdoor Championships, winning the 400m hurdles title (47.40) for the second time in three years. Karren also finished secondin the 110m hurdles (14.19) and the 400m (47.40), and was a member of the third-place 4x400 relay team, helping lead USU to its second WAC Outdoor team title in three years. Karren's 110m hurdles time of 14.19 is a new personal-best and the fifth-fastest in USU history. Karren's 400m dash clocking of 47.40, is also a new PR and the 10th-fastest mark on the school record list.
Karren has regionally qualified for the NCAA West Regional Championships, May 28-30 at Eugene, Ore.
Other Utah State Student-Athlete of the Week Award Nominees Included:
WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD - Krista Larson - Senior (Kaysville, Utah) set a new Utah State school record in the hammer throw at the WAC Outdoor Championships on Saturday at the Ralph Maughan Track Stadium, with a distance of196-08 (59.95m), breaking the previous record book of 193-50 (58.98m) that was set by Charlotte Wahlin in 2000. Larson's distance placed her second in that event at the WAC Championships, earning first-team all-WAC honors, and was also an NCAA regional qualifying mark. Larson also competed in thediscus tabbing fifth-placewith a toss of 151-00 (46.02m) to earn second-team all-WAC honors.
2008-09 Utah State Athlete of the Week Winners
Sept. 1 - Jessie Chugg, Cross Country
Sept. 8 - Shantel Flanary, Soccer
Sept. 15 - Melissa Osterloh, Volleyball
Sept. 22 - Diondre Borel, Football
Sept. 29 - Christine Morrill, Volleyball
Oct. 6 - Ben Kessen, Cross Country
Oct. 13 - Lauren Hansen, Soccer
Oct. 20 - Sydne Porter, Soccer
Oct. 27 - Candice Clark, Soccer
Nov. 3 - Diondre Borel, Football & Jason Holt, Cross Country
Nov. 10 - Lauren Hansen, Soccer
Nov. 17 - Gary Wilkinson, Men's Basketball
Nov. 24 - Ana Pares, Women's Basketball
Dec. 1 - Ben Calderwood, Football
Dec. 8 - Lydia Whitehead, Women's Basketball
Dec. 15 - Gary Wilkinson, Men's Basketball
Dec. 22 - Jared Quayle, Men's Basketball
Dec. 29 - Tai Wesley, Men's Basketball
Jan. 5 - Jared Quayle, Men's Basketball
Jan. 12 - Gary Wilkinson, Men's Basketball
Jan. 19 - Sonia Grabowska, Women's Track and Field
Jan. 26 - Ana Pares, Women's Basketball
Feb. 2 - John Strang, Men's Track and Field
Feb. 9 - Danyelle Snelgro, Women's Basketball
Feb. 16 - Alex Thatcher, Men's Tennis
Feb. 23 - Danyelle Snelgro, Women's Basketball
Mar. 2 - John Strang, Men's Track and Field
Mar. 9 - Jared Quayle, Men's Basketball
Mar. 16 - Gary Wilkinson, Men's Basketball
Mar. 23 - Jared Quayle, Men's Basketball
Mar. 30 - Kate Greenough, Softball
Apr. 6 - Steve Strickland, Men's Track and Field
Apr. 13 - Sonia Grabowska, Women's Track and Field
Apr. 20 - Elaine Connolly, Women's Track and Field
Apr. 27 - John Strang, Men's Track and Field
May 4 - Tyler Labrum, Golf
May 11 - James Allred, Men's Track and Field
May 18 - Nick Karren, Men's Track and Field
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