Junior Dan Davis Earns UAA Athlete of the Week Honors For Second-Straight Week
St. Louis, Mo., February 1, 2011 – Junior Dan Davis of the Washington University in St. Louis men’s indoor track and field team earned University Athletic Association (UAA) Athlete of the Week honors, as announced Tuesday by the conference office.
For Davis it was another week of competition and another broken school record as he repeats as the UAA Athlete of the Week after breaking the Washington University men’s 55-meter hurdle record at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Engineer Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 29.
Davis won the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 7.50, eclipsing the old school record of 7.53. He also posted an automatic qualifying time for the 2011 NCAA Division III Indoor Championships, guaranteeing participation in the national meet this March. Davis will take aim at earning All-America honors in the event for a second year in a row; he finished fifth in the 55-hurdles at the 2010 NCAA Indoor Championships.
The Washington University men’s indoor track and field team placed second out of 12 squads at the Engineer Invitational with a team score of 121 points.
The Washington U. men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams will return to action next weekend for a two-day competition at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Ill. The Bob Keck Pentathlon takes place Friday, Feb. 4, starting at 4 p.m., while the Invitational follows on Saturday beginning at 10 a.m.