A-Sun Awards: Peabody, Sugishita Take Final Honors

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

MACON, Ga. - Lipscomb's Tucker Peabody and USC Upstate's Kenneth Sugishita earned the final Atlantic Sun Men's Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week honors of the season, announced Wednesday by the league office. Peabody claimed two first-place finishes at the Indiana Hoosier Hills Invitational, while Sugishita continued his lead in the A-Sun in the shot put.

The 2012 Atlantic Sun Indoor Track and Field Championship takes place this week in Johnson City, Tenn. on the campus of East Tennessee State University. The ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center plays host to the event on Friday and Saturday.

TRACK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK:
Tucker Peabody, Lipscomb
(So. – Sprints – Memphis, Tenn.)
  • Third Career A-Sun Indoor Track Athlete of the Week Honor; second this season
  • Won the 60m and 200m dashes at the Indiana Hoosier Hills Invitational
  • His time of 21.59 in 200m is tied for 33rd-fastest in the nation
  • Leads the A-Sun 200m dash and is third for 60m (6.86)
OTHER NOMINEES:
  • Gilbert Kemboi (Jr., USC Upstate) – Posted a school record in the 3,000m run in 8:20.36
FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK:
Kenneth Sugishita, USC Upstate
(Jr. – Throws – Arroyo Grande, Calif. – Accounting)
  • Second Career Indoor Field Athlete of the Week award; second this season
  • Posted throw of 15.53m in shot put at Tiger Paw Invitational
  • Earned seventh place in the event at Clemson
  • Leads the conference in shot put
2011-12 Atlantic Sun Men's Indoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week
Date Track Athlete of the Week (School)
Field Athlete of the Week (School)
Dec. 7 Reginald Lewis (Kennesaw State)
Kenneth Sugishita (USC Upstate)
Jan. 18 Tucker Peabody (Lipscomb)
Jadon Short (ETSU)
Jan. 25 James Post (North Florida)
K'vonte Scott (ETSU)
Feb. 1 Gilbert Kemboi (USC Upstate)
David Shepherd (North Florida)
Feb. 8 Davey Dennison (USC Upstate)
Perrish Goggins (USC Upstate)
Feb. 15 Tucker Peabody (Lipscomb)
Kenneth Sugishita (USC Upstate)

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