Feb. 14, 2006
Athlete of the Week
Stephen Haas, Indiana
SR, Huntersville, N.C./North Mecklinburg
Haas earns Athlete of the Week honors after running to an NCAA automatic qualifying standard and finishing fourth in his first race of the season. The senior crossed the finish line in 13:44.09, beating the automatic time by nearly six seconds. Haas, the current IU-record holder in the event, is the first Hoosier to meet an automatic qualifying mark this year, notching a team-high time for the 2006 indoor season. This is his first-career weekly accolade as he joins teammate David Neville, who was honored on Jan. 10, as Indiana's 2006 indoor Athletes of the Week.