Abdullah/Johnson Secure Indoor Track & Field Weekly Awards

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

MACON, Ga. - Kennesaw State's Bilal Abdullah and ETSU's Jason Johnson captured Atlantic Sun Men's Indoor Track and Field Weekly honors as announced by the league on Wednesday.

Abdullah had a dominating performance in the heptathlon at the Samford Invite, while Johnson landed second place in the triple jump at the Tiger Paw Invite.

TRACK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK:
Bilal Abdullah, Kennesaw State
(Fr. – Combined – Gwinnett, Ga. – Computer Science)
  • First Career Indoor Track Athlete of the Week award
  • Placed first in the indoor heptathlon at the Samford Invite
  • Set a school record in the event in overall points (4,980), long jump (7.14m) and the high jump (2.00m) portions
  • Finished first in the long jump portion of the heptathlon
  • Marked second-place finishes in the 60m dash (7.04), 60m hurdles (8.54) and high jump
OTHER NOMINEES:
  • Rashad Campbell (So., ETSU) – Landed two second-place finishes, one in the 200m (22.15) and one in the 60m (6.86)
  • Cameron Thomas (Sr., USC Upstate) – Took second-place honors in the 800m with a time of 1:52.94
  • J.J. Webber (Fr., Northern Kentucky) – Placed 3rd in the 3000m and set a personal best in the event with a 8:34.40 finish
  • Jake Menan (So., North Florida) – Broke two school records at Samford Invitational, 200m (22.25) and 400m (49.30)
FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK:
Jason Johnson, ETSU
(Sr. – Jumps – Philadelphia, Pa. – Exercise Science)
  • First Career Indoor Field Athlete of the Week award
  • Claimed second place at the Tiger Paw Invite in the triple jump
  • Leap of 14.90m marks the second best jump in the A-Sun this season
  • Johnson is the returning A-Sun Triple Jump Champion
OTHER NOMINEES:
  • Kenny Sugishita (Sr., USC Upstate) – Claimed third place in the shot put at Clemson's Tiger Paw Invitational with a toss of 14.86m
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)
Feb. 6 Sadio Diallo (Kennesaw State)
Gemikal Prude (Lipscomb)
Feb. 13 Bilal Abdullah (Kennesaw State)
Jason Johnson (ETSU)

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