CARMEL – For the third time this year and for the first time this outdoor season, Manchester University junior Enrique Salazar has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Male Track Athlete of the Week, the conference announced on Monday.

Salazar (Plymouth) set not only a new Manchester record, but also a new HCAC record this weekend at the prestigious WashU Distance Carnival in St. Louis. Competing in the 10,000m, Salazar posted a time of 29:46.52 en route to a sixth-place finish in the event. His time broke Jeff Niespodziany's Manchester record from 1981 by over a minute and stands as one of the top eight times in all of NCAA Division III this spring.

Salazar garnered HCAC Male Track Athlete of the Week honors during the indoor season on March 7 and February 2.