Sept. 24, 2013
IRVING, Texas - Louisiana Tech junior Paul Sakit was named the Conference USA Men's Athlete of the Week Tuesday after winning the Mook 5 Invitational.
Sakit won the Mook 5 Invitational with a 5K time of 15:26.50 in his first meet as a Bulldog. Sakit averaged a 4:58 mile despite extremely wet conditions and a different course location than expected. The Mook 5 was moved the morning of the meet from its normal location at Lincoln Parish Park to an area on campus surrounding Joe Aillet Stadium due to extremely wet and unsafe conditions at the park.
Not only is this is Sakit's first Athlete of the Week honor, but it marks the first Athlete/Player of the Week for any Louisiana Tech student-athlete since the school began competition in Conference USA.
The Bulldogs return to action this weekend as LA Tech will run at the McNeese Cowboy Stampede in Lake Charles, La. on Sept. 28.
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