Bozzay Earn's Co-Athlete of the Week

Boglarka Bozzay

Feb. 8, 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Junior mid-distance runner Boglarka Bozzay tallied the first Big 12 Conference Athlete of the Week for the Kansas State track and field team this season receiving the honor for her performance at the Husker Invitational this weekend. Bozzay ran away from the field in the 1,000 meters en route to the award she shares with Nebraska’s Chante McMillan.

Bozzay won the women’s 1,000 meters at the 36th Annual Sevigne Husker Invitational on Saturday with a blistering time of 2:45.91 to shatter the meet record by nearly four seconds. She also broke the Bob Devaney Center facility record by .05 seconds. Bozzay’s time is the fastest in the Big 12 era on a regulation 200-meter track. Two times rank slightly faster but were run on oversized tracks. She also now ranks second in school history in the event placing an even second behind Anne Stadler, who set the record at the 1985 NCAA Championship.

Nebraska’s McMillan was named the Most Valuable Performer at the Husker Invitational winning the pentathlon with a school-record 4,378 points to rank second in the nation this season. Her score also was an NCAA automatic mark to qualify her for the national championship meet.

Bozzay and other distance runners will be in action for K-State this weekend at the Iowa State Classic. The Wildcats are splitting up this weekend with a group also headed to the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark.