Michigan's Willis Tabbed Athlete of the Week

April 25, 2005

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Athlete of the Week

Nick Willis, Michigan
SO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand/Hutt Valley
Willis earns Athlete of the Week honors after he led a Wolverine sweep of the top four places in the 1,500-meter run at the Eastern Michigan Twilight meet Friday. The sophomore posted a winning time of 3:41.81, also an NCAA regional qualifying mark. The New Zealand native picked up his fifth win of the year in his outdoor season debut and now owns the nation's fastest time in the event this season.

This is Willis' first-ever outdoor weekly award and fifth overall, as he has claimed it four times throughout his career during the indoor season.