A-Sun Awards Men's Indoor Track & Field Top Meet Performers

Thursday, February 28, 2013

MACON, Ga. - Following the conclusion of the 2013 Atlantic Sun Men’s Indoor Track and Field Championship four awards were voted on by the league coaches.

After leading his team to their first back-to-back championship title, Kennesaw State’s head Coach Andy Eggerth was named the Men’s Indoor Track and Field Coach of the Year.

The Owls tallied 228.5 points in the meet to collect the victory by 44.5 points; the largest margin of victory in conference history.

KSU's sophomore Andre Dorsey proved to be an integral part in their championship run. Dorsey was named championship MVP with a point total of 36 and received unanimous votes from the league coaches to capture the Most Outstanding Field Performer honor. Dorsey claimed two titles on day two, winning the triple jump with a distance of 16.04m and the high jump at 2.18m, while also placing in the long jump (4th), shot put (5th) and weight throw (5th). Currently, Dorsey’s triple jump of 16.04m is ranked No. 8 in the NCAA and will qualify him for the NCAA Indoor National Championship.

Taking the Most Outstanding Track Performer honor is USC Upstate’s Gilbert Kemboi after collecting 28 points in the championship, leading all track athletes. Kemboi became the second A-Sun indoor track and field athlete to win gold four times in a single event after he won the 5000m with a time of 14:41.09 to break his previous A-sun record. He claimed his third A-Sun title in the 3000m crossing the line in 8:25.95 respectively. Kemboi also took home silver in the mile with a time of 4:18.06.

The Most Outstanding Freshman award went to KSU’s Bilal Abdullah with his 21 point performance in his first A-Sun Indoor Championship. Abdullah placed second in the 60m hurdles (8.30), tied for second in the high jump (2.10m), placed fifth in the long jump (7.16m) and took seventh in the triple jump (13.77m). In all four of Abdullah’s events he landed personal best performances.

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