Paul earns MWC Female Athlete of the Week honors
May 2, 2007
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - For the second time in as many weeks, a member of the TCU track and field team has been tabbed Mountain West Conference Women's Outdoor Track and Field Athlete of the week. Earning this week's honor is sophomore sprinter/hurdler Kishelle Paul.
Paul's selection comes on the heels of Virgil Hodge's selection on April 24 and is the first of her career and fifth of the season by the Flyin' Frogs.
A native of Marietta, Ga., Paul set a school record in the 400-meter hurdles on April 26 at the Penn Relays with a time of 58.18. Paul's time topped the previous mark of 59.36 that was held by former TCU hurdler Julie Curtis.
Paul's time not only set a school record, it is also the best in the Mountain West Conference this season and ranks 12th in the nation. Paul's time helped her earn a third-place finish and an NCAA regional qualifying mark in the event.
In addition to her record in the 400-meter hurdles, Paul helped the Flyin' Frogs earn a fourth-place finish in the 4x400 relay with a time of 3:35.52. In the prelims of the event, the 4x400 team clocked the second-fastest time of the day en route to winning heat No. 1.
Paul also ran a leg on TCU's 4x100 relay team that had the fourth-fastest time of the day in the prelims with a time of 44.95.
TCU will begin postseason competition May 10-12 at the Mountain West Conference Outdoor Championships in San Diego, Calif.