Thursday, January 17, 2013
MACON, Ga. - The Indoor Track and Field season gets into full swing this season with all seven Atlantic Sun women’s teams competing this weekend.
ETSU, Lipscomb, USC Upstate and Kennesaw State are competing in the Niswonger Invitational hosted by the Buccaneers, while North Florida and Jacksonville looks to open its season at the Gator Invitational in Gainesville, Fla.
Northern Kentucky will head to Bloomington, Ind. to compete in the Gladstein Invitational.
A-Sun Women's Track & Field Notes (#ASunTF):
- The Dolphins are the seven-time returning Atlantic Sun Indoor Track and Field Champions.
- The Ospreys Brianna Frazier was awarded the 2012 A-Sun Indoor Track and Field Most Valuable Performer after she won the 200 meter (24.12) and the 400 meter (53.79). In both events, she marked a school record for UNF.
- NKU’s women’s team broke eight program records in its first meet of the season at the Kent State Golden Flash Gala. Freshman Karena Fulks set two of those program records with a time of 8.16 in the 60 meter dash and a finish of 26.98 in the 200 meters.
- The Buccaneers freshman Kristen Chapman finished No. 2 in the high jump at the Blazer Invite with a personal best height of 1.65 meters.
- The Bucs Chelsea Clark landed here first career A-Sun Indoor Track Athlete of the Week Award after she set a personal best in the 5000m with a time of 18:16.61 to beat her previous personal best by four seconds.
- The Bisons April Terry broke her own school record at the Blazer Invite in the shot put with a heave of 12.52, which earned her A-Sun Indoor Field Athlete of the Week in week two of the season.
- The Spartans had three school records set by Dominique Nock at the Clemson’s Orange and Purple Winter Classic. Her performance in the 60 meters (7.81 seconds), long jump (5.35 meters) and 4x400 relay (4:10.37) all put her name in the Spartans record books.
- The Owls look to challenge the Dolphins in the A-Sun Championship for their title after coming in at No. 2 in the 2012 A-Sun Championship with a score of 143 shy of JU’s 164 points. At the Blazer Invite, Gwen Jones broke her own school record to collect third place in the shot put with a throw of 13.30 meters;earning her A-Sun Field Athlete of the Week Honors this week.
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