Holbert, Symmonds named NWC athletes of the week

Kari Holbert (Jr., Gresham HS) and Nick Symmonds (Fr., Bishop Kelly HS, Idaho) were both named Northwest Conference athletes of the week in track & field on Monday.

Holbert won the women's honor after placing second in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Oregon Preview in Eugene. Her time of 11:24.67 is also an NCAA provisional qualifying time.

Symmonds earned the men's honor after winning the 800 meters in the Oregon Preview. His time of 1:51.18 broke a school record that had stood for 45 years and also qualified him automatically for the NCAA championships, to be held May 22-24 in Canton, N.Y.