Washington U.’s Drew Padgett Named UAA Men’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week
St. Louis, Mo., May 20, 2013 – Washington University in St. Louis sophomore Drew Padgett was selected as the University Athletic Association (UAA) Men’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week, as announced Monday by the Association.
Padgett earned the honor for the second time this season after winning the men’s 5,000 meters at the Gregory Invitational hosted by North Central College Friday. He shaved more than 11 seconds off his previous career-best time to break the school record with a time of 14:25.47. The time also qualified Padgett in 13th for the 2013 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships to be held Thursday-Saturday, May 23-25, in La Crosse, Wis. He will compete in the 5,000 at 5:55 p.m. Saturday.