UVU’s Rowberry named GWC Athlete of the Week

NAPERVILLE, Ill. – Utah Valley’s Tim Rowberry and North Dakota’s Jessica Butler have been selected Great West Conference Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track Athletes of the Week after outstanding performances last week, the conference office announced Wednesday.

Rowberry, a junior from Orem, Utah, set a school record in the 800 meters in winning the Boise State’s Bronco Invitational with the time of 1:52.11. Rowberry’s time is the fastest in the GWC this season.

Butler established a new school record in 60-meter hurdles at Boise State’s Bronco Invitational with a time of 8.97 seconds. The senior from Grand Rapids, Minn., broke her own record of 8.98 seconds set at 2010 Great West Conference Indoor Championship.

Other athletes nominated for this week’s honors were Chicago State’s Robert Holmes and Jaya Emerson, North Dakota’s Brandon Quesenberry, South Dakota’s Ethan Marquardt and Kenna Wolter and Utah Valley’s Olivia Kyere-Boateng.