Fresh award for Dan

PUBLISHED: 11:57 17 November 2006 | UPDATED: 22:22 28 May 2010

Dan Watts, pictured centre in the orange vest, competes in the Big 12 Championships, in Kansas

Dan Watts, pictured centre in the orange vest, competes in the Big 12 Championships, in Kansas

MARCH distance runner and Oklahoma State University freshman Dan Watts has won the newcomer of the year award at a championships in Kansas. Watts described his run in the Big 12 Championships as the best race I have ever won after completing the 8k race

Dan Watts, pictured back row second from left, and the Oklahoma State University athletics team receive the Mid-West Regional Award at the University of Minnesota

MARCH distance runner and Oklahoma State University freshman Dan Watts has won the newcomer of the year award at a championships in Kansas.

Watts described his run in the Big 12 Championships as "the best race I have ever won" after completing the 8k race in a time of 25:06.90.

The run put him in 13th place and, as the first freshman to cross the line, Watts was presented with the prestigious award.

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