Junior honored with athlete of the week award for first week of Big Sky competition
Junior Brad Wall of the Eastern Washington University men's track team was named Big Sky Conference Athlete of the Week for the week of Jan. 18, after his performance at the UW Indoor Preview last Saturday (Jan. 15).
The Vancouver, Wash., native ran away with a first-place finish in his first 2011 appearance in the 400 meters. His time of 48.23 was a personal best for the junior and was good enough to qualify him for the conference championships. Wall currently leads the BSC in the 400 meters by over a second.
Wall won the event during the 2010 Big Sky Conference Outdoor Championships at Weber State University, where he a ran a time of 46.67 to set a new school record. The captain of the men's sprint team will compete at the Big Sky Indoor Championships, which will be hosted by Idaho State Feb. 25-26.
The junior will be back in action Jan. 29, when the Eagles head back to Seattle, Wash., for the University of Washington Invitational.