This is the first career WAC Athlete of the Week honor for Avena and the second time this season Nevada has been honored. Amanda Moreno was named WAC Athlete of the Week on Sept. 3.
Avena, a junior from
Wold, a junior from Highland, Utah (Lone Peak), registered an 8k time of 24:05.6 and placed 53rd out of 273 runners at the 2007 Pre-Nationals meet in Terre Haute, Ind. Wold helped Utah state to a 29th place team finish out of the 40 teams at the event.
Other Men’s Nominees: Louisiana Tech junior Jace Benoit finished third with a 4-mile time of 21:10 at the Northwestern State Demon Invitational, helping the Bulldogs to a second place finish ... Fresno State freshman Erick Garcia finished 18th overall with an 8k time of 27:17 at the Cal Poly Invitational, helping Fresno State to a fifth place finish
Other Women’s Nominees: New Mexico State senior Beth Sandoval led the way for the Aggies, placing 34th with a 5k time of 18:12 ... Fresno State junior Roxanne Sellick placed ninth overall and sixth among collegiate athletes with a time of 18:17 in the 5k race, leading the Bulldogs to a third place team finish.