April 30, 2013
LONG BEACH - Senior Gabe Hilbert (La Palma, Calif.) has been named the Big West Men's Track Athlete of the Week the conference office announced Tuesday.
This is the sixth weekly honor for Long Beach State this season and first career award for Hilbert.
Hilbert was recognized for his solid performance at the Steve Scott Invitational on Sunday. He ran a season-best 1:49.70 to finish second overall and first among collegiate athletes in the 800-meter run. Hilbert's mark is tops in the Big West and ranks 27th in the West Region. His time was also just .29 seconds off his lifetime best (1:49.41), which is No. 6 on the school's all-time charts.
Long Beach State begins the Big West Championships this weekend with the decathlon and heptathlon slated for May 3-4 in Northridge. The main events will take place May 10-11.
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