Jacob Bilvado Claims MW Athlete of the Week Award

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. After clocking the fifth-fastest 5000-meter time in the nation at the prestigious Stanford Invitational last weekend, Air Force senior Jacob Bilvado was named the Mountain West Men’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week this afternoon (April 2). It is the second weekly award of the year for the native of Visalia, Calif., who also captured the honor during the indoor season.

Bilvado recorded a career-best time of 13:47.65 to finish fourth out of 21 runners in the Invitational section of the 5000-meter run at the Stanford Invitational on Friday, March 29. That time – a personal improvement of more than four seconds – is currently ranked first in the West Region and fifth in the NCAA. With that time, Bilvado also moved up two spots to third on the Academy’s all-time standings.

The Falcons return to action this weekend, as the majority of the squad heads back to Boulder for the Colorado Invitational on April 5-6.