Athletes of the week


Barry Britt- outdoor track and field

Coach Wayne Phipps only sent three athletes to the Stanford Invite Friday in Palo Alto, Calif., but those three might just find themselves competing in the NCAA championships come May. Britt excelled in the 5000-meter race Friday on the Stanford campus, clocking in at 14:03.48. Britt now ranks second all-time in the Idaho record books, and his time is the best in the WAC this season by 46 seconds. It’s also the second fastest time in the nation thus far into the spring season. 

“Barry had a great race,” Idaho director of track and field Wayne Phipps said. “His performance was fantastic and I am sure he is going to have a great season.”

Kris Olugbode- football

A hard-hitting junior college transfer running back, Olugbode hit his holes as well as his defensive counterparts during Idaho’s first spring scrimmage Saturday. Olugbode, originally from San Jose, Calif., carried the ball into the end zone a total of four times Saturday and racked up 108 yards on 22 carries. He accounted for the first three touchdowns of the scrimmage, which came from one, five and one yard out respectively. Olugbode also had the last touchdown of the scrimmage, coming from eight yards out. His long rush went for 25 yards and the first-year Vandal also had four catches that would go for 62 yards.

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