Former Hazen shot put champion receives collegiate award

May 3, 2012

By Staff

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Former Hazen High School track and field standout Andrey Levkiv was named the Western Athletic Conference Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week for the week of April 16-22.

Levkiv, a sophomore who now attends the University of Idaho, won a 3A state shot put title for the Highlanders his senior year. He jumped into Idaho’s all-time top-10 in the shot put at the Beach Invitational in Norwalk, Calif.

Andrey Levkiv

He hit 57 feet, 7.75 inches (17.57 meters), a 2-foot, 4-inch personal best, to extend his WAC lead to nearly a 4-foot margin. The mark is currently ranked 26th in the NCAA West performance list and moves Levkiv to ninth all-time at Idaho.

He also competed in the shot put at the Bryan Clay Invitational in Azusa, Calif., posting a toss of 54-2 1/2. Levkiv also entered the discus at both the Bryan Clay Invitational and Beach Invitational, posting marks of 149-5 and 151-1, respectively.

The athlete of the week award is Levkiv’s second of the season.

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