Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Huskies' Colby Gilbert named Pac-12 athlete of the week for week ending April 15th...

SAN FRANCISCO—The Pac-12 Conference Tuesday named Washington’s Colby Gilbert (left/photo by Paul Merca) as its male track athlete of the week for the week ending April 15th.

Gilbert, a graduate of Vancouver’s Skyview HS, made his outdoor season debut in the invitational section of the 5000m at the Mt. SAC Relays last Friday night, taking third overall in 13:38.68, just three seconds off of his school record of 12:35.20, set last year in winning the Pac-12 title at this distance in Seattle.

Gilbert becomes the first Husky male athlete to earn multiple Pac-12 Athlete of the Week honors since Ja’Warren Hooker compiled five AOW honors from 1998-2002.

The other athletes of the week are: 800 meter runner Raevyn Rogers of Oregon (women’s track); triple jumper Eric Sloan of USC (men’s field); and, long jumper Margaux Jones of USC (women’s field).

The Huskies return to action Sunday when they host cross-state rival Washington State in the annual Dual Meet, which will be televised nationally on the Pac-12 Network.

NOTE:  The Pac-12 Conference and the University of Washington contributed to this report.

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