BOISE, Idaho -Boise State's Eetu Viitala has been named the Verizon Western Athletic Conference Men's Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week, for the week of March 28-April 3.
Viitala, a junior from Kuortane, Finland (Kourtane HS) won the long jump at the All-Idaho Cup in Boise, Idaho, over the weekend with a season-best leap of 25 feet, 0 inches (7.62 meters). His mark currently leads the WAC by over two feet and ranks sixth in the nation.
Louisiana Tech's Dennis Richardson was named the WAC Track Athlete of the Week after recording a pair of WAC-leading marks last weekend at the Jim Mize Invitational in Ruston, La.
Other track nominees included: Rolando Trammel, Boise State; Sam Michener, Idaho; and Armahd Lewis, Utah State.
Other field nominees included: Lucas Pope, Idaho; Larry Jones, Louisiana Tech; and Clint Silcock, Utah State.