Saturday, February 11, 2006

Kansas State Football Blog Athlete of the Week

This is the first installment of my Kansas State Football Blog of the week. I will pick a KSU Athlete each week to be the Kansas State Athlete of the week. This week goes to a Track and Field athlete... (maybe the last time that will happen)

Congratulations to Christian Smith, running at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational, he set the NCAA record for the 1000 meters. A record which had sttod since Doug Consiglio of Arkansas set it in 1986.

Christian ran a 2:19.57 1000 meter, beating the previous record of 2:19.64. There was some controversy on the record after they were told the record was set on a 200 meter banded track (whatever the hell that is) and a conversion chart would have to be used to translate the time to a flat track. When all was said and done Track and Field News declared Smith's clocking as a national collegiate record.

It the understatement of the year, Smith said "That would have been a bummer"

Congratulations again to the Kansas State Football Blog Athlete of the Week, Christian Smith.

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