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Fay Named Pac-12 Track Athlete Of The Week

Mar 29, 2022

SEATTLE -- Coming off a third school record in his first season as a Husky, Brian Fay has earned his first Pac-12 Men's Track Athlete of the Week award. Fay, who hails from Dublin, Ireland, is the first Husky to win the Men's Track weekly honor since 2017.

Fay broke the UW 10,000-meters record by nine seconds on Friday night at the Raleigh Relays in Raleigh, North Carolina. He ran a time of 28:22.31 for the 25 laps. Just a few steps behind Fay was teammate Kieran Lumb, who also was under the old record, with a time of 28:25.93. Current senior Tibebu Proctor set the old record just last year, at 28:31.59. Prior to Proctor, the record had stood for twenty years at 28:34.54 by David Bazzi.

Fay is already a two-time All-American, having earned the honor during the fall cross country season, and having just placed sixth at the NCAA Indoor Championships at 5,000-meters, for the best finish ever by a Husky in an NCAA 5k final. He set the 5k school record indoors, and anchored the school record-setting DMR as well. The DMR with Fay, Luke Houser, Anthony Smith, and Cass Elliott, was named USTFCCCA National Athletes of the Week back in February.

Pac-12 Track & Field Athletes of the Week

Men's Track Women's Track Men's Field Women's Field
March 22 Jamar Marshall Jr., ASU Micaela De Mello, WSU Mykolas Alekna, CAL Beatrice Llano, ASU
March 29 Brian Fay, WASH Celera Barnes, USC Mykolas Alekna, CAL Mine De Klerk, ORE