Women's Track & Field Championship Awards Announced

Thursday, February 28, 2013

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

Jacksonville’s head coach Ron Grigg earned Coach of the Year after leading the Dolphins to their eighth straight indoor title.

The Dolphins team collected 173 points in the indoor championship to continue their reign on-top of the A-Sun.

Championship MVP, Lipscomb’s Dani Walker, claimed the Most Outstanding Track Performer as voted by the coaches by unanimous decision. The junior Bison won the 3000m, 5000m and the mile at A-Sun Indoor Championship. Her time of 9:37.98 in the 3000m broke the A-Sun meet record by over 13 second. Walker also marked the second fastest championship time in the mile with a time of 4:43.89 respectively. Walker rounded off her performance by anchoring the 4x400m relay just 30 minutes after completing the 5000m. Walker captured school records in all four events she competed in.

Jacksonville’s Charlene Charles was voted as the Most Outstanding Field Performer after she won the long jump for the third time in her career to mark seven JU victories in the eight years of the event. Charles also made the podium in the high jump, finishing tied in second place. Charles earned 17 points for the Dolphins en route to the championship title. Charles is currently ranked 14th nationally in the pentathlon which will earn her a spot in the NCAA Championships.

Kennesaw State’s Shermaine Pinkard secured Most Outstanding Freshman honors after leading all freshmen in scoring with 12 points. In just her first championship for the Owls she recorded a second place throw of 17.32m in the weight throw, and a fifth place finish in the shot put with a heave of 12.72m.

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