Huston Named MVC Track Athlete Of The Week

first_imgSAINT LOUIS, Mo. – Fresh off of a school-record performance in the 10,000-meters, Drake’s Emma Huston (Des Moines, Iowa) has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Track Athlete of the Week.Huston broke the school record in the 10,000 meters at the prestigious Mt. SAC Relays with a finish of 33:55.89 to shatter the previous 33-year-old mark by more than half a minute. She was the fastest collegiate finisher in her Elite/Invitational section of the event behind three professional competitors. Her time is the fastest posted by an MVC runner this season and the fastest since the 2014 season. It is also the 18th fastest in the nation this season and the 10th fastest in the West Region. Huston has now etched her name in the Drake track and field record book three times this season. Earlier in the year she set the school record in both the indoor and outdoor 5,000 meters.The Drake track and field teams return to action this weekend with competitions at the Kansas Relays in Lawrence, Kan. and MUSCO Twilight in Iowa City, Iowa.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more