Feb. 22, 2005
Co-Athletes of the Week
Nick Willis, Michigan
JR, Lower Hutt, New Zealand/Hutt Valley
Willis picked up his second NCAA automatic qualifying standard of the season at the Harold Silverston Invitational over the weekend in a record-setting mile time of 3:58.07. The mark was the first sub-4:00 mile in the facility in 22 years and surpassed the U-M Indoor Track Building record, previously held by Olympian Brian Diemer.
This is Willis' second indoor accolade of the season and fourth of his career.
Nedzad Mulabegovic, Purdue
SR, Zagreb, Croatia/Civil Engineering School
Mulabegovic broke three shot put records at the Boilermaker Invitational with a mark of 19.94 meters, earning him an NCAA automatic qualifying standard for the third time this season. The senior bettered his own varsity record of 19.64 meters, and also set new Lambert Fieldhouse and Croationa National marks.
This is Mulabegovic's second indoor award this season and third of his career.