Brandon Bethke Named ASU Male Athlete of the Week

April 21, 2010

Men's track runner Brandon Bethke has been named ASU's Male Athlete of the Week for the week ending April 24th. Bethke had another solid race for the Sun Devil track team, as he posted a near personal best time in the 5,000m run, while further establishing himself as one of the best long-distance runners in the country. The Sun Devils will return to action next Saturday when they play host to the Sun Devil Open. The meet will be the final home event of the season for ASU.

Bethke competed in the invitational section of the 5,000m run at the 52nd Mt. SAC Relays and clocked in at 13:27.83 to finish fourth overall and first among collegiate athletes in the event. Just 0.04 off his school-record time set one year earlier at the same meet, Bethke's time currently ranks him first in the Pac-10 Conference, second in the NCAA and 14th in the world.

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