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MWC Record Holder Fairbanks Named Athlete of the Week
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  03/25/2008
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

March 25, 2008

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - University of New Mexico junior Anthony Fairbanks has been named Mountain West Conference Men's Outdoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week the conference office announced this afternoon. Fairbanks earned his second career Athlete of the Week award after shattering the MWC record in the javelin with a throw of 224' 11" (68.55m) on March 22 in Tempe, Ariz.

Fairbanks broke the MWC all-time record by 2 1/2 feet en route to a second place finish last weekend at Arizona State's Baldy Castillo Invitational. The Albuquerque Highland product improved on his previous best in the event by over seven feet and missed New Mexico's 17-year-old school record by five inches.

The mark, which is a league-best by 17 feet this season, currently ranks fourth in the nation, according to TrackShark.com, and automatically qualifies Fairbanks for the NCAA Regional Championships for a third consecutive season.

Thursday, April 17
All Day - 
Track & Field
at Mt. SAC Relays
Saturday, April 19
All Day - 
Track & Field
at Long Beach State Invitational
Friday, April 25
All Day - 
Track & Field
at Brutus Hamilton Invitational
Friday, May 02
All Day - 
Track & Field
vs. Don Kirby Tailwind Open
Sunday, May 04
All Day - 
Track & Field
at Payton Jordan Invitational
Thursday, May 08
All Day - 
Track & Field
at Air Force Twilight Invitational
Wednesday, May 14
All Day - 
Track & Field
at Mountain West Outdoor Track & Field Championships
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