UW’s Scott Carter Named MWC Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week


(Colorado Springs, Colorado) – Senior star Scott Carter has been named the Mountain West Men’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week after an impressive showing at the Tom Benich Invite, the conference office announced Tuesday. 

Carter excelled at Sunday’s meet in Greeley, Colo., earning a victory in the men’s triple jump by over five feet. His mark of 52 feet, 1 inch was a new personal record, surpassing his previous outdoor best by over a foot and a half. Carter, the two-time reigning MW indoor champion in the men’s triple jump, moved from No. 6 to No. 3 on the UW all-time list for the men’s outdoor triple jump after his performance at the University of Northern Colorado’s Nottingham Field. 

Carter’s mark is currently tops in the Mountain West by a foot and ranks ninth among NCAA Division I athletes. He has won the triple jump in both of his 2017 outdoor meets after redshirting the 2016 outdoor campaign. 

Carter’s weekly accolade from the conference is his second such award of the 2017 track & field season, as he was named the MW Men’s Indoor Field Athlete of the Week on January 31. The Cowboy senior is the only UW track & field athlete to win the award multiple times this season, joining Audra DeStefano and Jerayah Davis as Wyoming’s honorees during the 2016-17 campaign. Carter is the first Cowboy to earn a weekly MW honor for an outdoor performance in the field events since 2016 Olympian Mason Finley received four MW Athlete of the Week awards during the 2015 outdoor season.

Carter and the Wyoming track & field squad will head to Boulder, Colo., for the CU Invite on Friday and Saturday.