ST. LOUIS – Manuel De Backer, the Billikens’ new school-record holder in the 10,000 meters, has been named the Atlantic 10 Conference outdoor track and field Rookie of the Week, the league announced today.

De Backer broke the 10,000-meter school record on Friday at the San Francisco State Distance Carnival in California, posting a time of 30:01.32. That time bettered Brian Holdmeyer’s previous school record of 30:19.77, set in 2012.

De Backer is first on the A-10 performance list in the 10,000 meters.

The Billikens are in action this weekend at the SLU Medical Center Stadium, hosting the SLU Invitational April 8-9.