Saturday, April 3, 2010

Athlete of the Week

Every week, the Mountain West Conference names an athlete of the week in different sports. For this past week, Rich was the track and field Athlete of the Week. Here is a little writeup about it.

Excuse me, Co-Athlete of the Week. He shares the title with Air Force's Justin Tyner.

The MWC loves to use "co" when giving titles. For example, during this past cross country season BYU freshmen Jonathan Nelson (endearingly called Little Jon by his teammates) should have gotten Freshman of the Year for the MWC after the conference championship race. BYU Coach Ed Eyestone pointed this out to the MWC, but they had already awarded the first trophy to someone from New Mexico (we don't really like New Mexico). To make up for their mistake, the MWC sent Little Jon his own trophy. And it said "Co-Freshman of the Year."


So lame that Coach Eyestone sang "Co-Freshman of the Year is Gay" to the tune of Miley Cyrus's "Party in the USA" in his end-of-the-year song. A nice touch.

Anyway, Rich is Co-Athlete of the Week. And that's pretty cool. Apparently, he's a pretty good runner. We're looking forward to a great season.