Webber & Shepherd Named Indoor Athletes of the Week

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

MACON, Ga. - Northern Kentucky's J.J. Webber and North Florida's David Shepherd landed Atlantic Sun Indoor Track and Field awards as announced by the conference.

Webber notched a first-place finish for the Norse, while Shepherd finished third in the pole vault at the Jimmy Carnes Invitational.

TRACK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK:
J.J. Webber, Northern Kentucky
(Fr. – Distance – Liberty Township, Ohio – Nursing)
  • First Career Indoor Track Athlete of the Week award
  • Crossed the line first in the 5000m at the SPIRE Midwest Open
  • Time of 14:50.70 in the 5000m marked an NKU freshman record
  • Ran to a second Norse freshman record with a time of 4:22.30 in the mile
OTHER NOMINEES:
  • Jamal Pitts (Fr., North Florida) – Posted a school record in the 55m dash at the Jimmy Carnes Invite
FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK:
David Shepherd, North Florida
(Jr. – Pole Vault – Plantation, Fla. – Sports Management)
  • Second Career Indoor Field Athlete of the Week award; first this season
  • Grabbed third place in pole vault at the Jimmy Carnes Invite
  • Mark of 4.85m is the second-highest in the A-Sun this season
  • Currently holds the highest vault in the A-Sun of 4.90m that he recorded at the Florida Gator Invite
2012-13 Atlantic Sun Men's Track & Field Athletes of the Week
Date Track Athlete of the Week (School)
Field Athlete of the Week (School)
Dec. 5 Matt Johnson (USC Upstate)
Kenny Sugishita (USC Upstate)
Jan. 9 Brendan Chwalek (Northern Kentucky)
Houston Ward (Lipscomb)
Jan. 16 Filip Jalovy (ETSU)
Martynas Sedys (Kennesaw State)
Jan. 23 Filip Jalovy (ETSU)
Andre Dorsey (Kennesaw State)
Jan. 30 J.J. Webber (Northern Kentucky)
David Shepherd (North Florida)

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