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Courtesy: Idaho Athletic Media Relations
Track & Field Earns Two Honors
Courtesy: Idaho Athletic Media Relations
          Release: 04/15/2014
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DENVER—Idaho’s Alycia Butterworth and Matt Sullivan have been named the Western Athletic Conference Women’s Track and Men’s Field Athletes of the Week, respectively, for April 7-13.

Butterworth, a senior from Parksvillie, British Columbia (Ballenas Secondary), won the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Sun Angel Classic. Her first-place time of 10:27.32 topped the second-place finisher by a margin of 32-seconds. Butterworth’s time ranks first in the WAC, 18th in the NCAA West Region and 37th in the NCAA so far this season. The weekly honor is Butterworth’s third of her career, all coming in the outdoor season.

Sullivan, a junior from Caldwell, Idaho (Caldwell HS), finished second in the premier portion of the men’s pole vault at the Sun Angel Classic.  His vault of 17-7 (5.36m) ranks second-best all-time in Idaho history. It is also first in the WAC, 10th in the NCAA West Region and 14th in the NCAA so far this season. For Sullivan this marks third career honor and his second this season.

"Alycia had an awesome race in adverse conditions for distance running," Director of Track & Field Wayne Phipps said. "She is in great shape and ready to run very fast in better conditions. Matt had another great meet and had excellent attempts at 5.46m. It is only a matter of time before he gets over 18 feet."

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