Walker/Jones Continue Success for A-Sun Weekly Awards

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

MACON, Ga. - Lipscomb's Dani Walker and Kennesaw State's Gwen Jones landed Atlantic Sun Track and Field Weekly Honors as announced by the conference on Wednesday.

Walker captured her fourth consecutive track athlete on the week award with a first-place finish in the 800m. Jones set a new Owl record in the shot put with a heave of 13.93m.

TRACK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK:
Dani Walker, Lipscomb
(Jr. – Distance – Wichita, Kan. – Kinesiology)
  • Seventh Career Track Athlete of the Week award; fifth this year
  • Earned her fourth consecutive A-Sun Track Athlete of the Week Honor with a performance at the Jerry Quiller Classic in Boulder, Colo.
  •  Won the 800m crossing the line in 2:08.47
  • Time converted to 2:07.66 to account for the altitude
  • Marks the fastest time in the A-Sun this season by nearly seven seconds
  • Currently holds the second fastest time in the NCAA this season
OTHER NOMINEES:
  • Alicia Whittle (So., Kennesaw State) – Posted a new top-mark in the A-Sun season in the 100m with a time of 11.65
  • Demetria Edgecomb (So., ETSU) – Set an ETSU school record in the 100m hurdles with a time of 13.76
  • Brenicke Johnson (Fr., USC Upstate) – Broke a school record in the 100m and the 4x100m relay
  • Destany Martin (Fr., Northern Kentucky) – Marked an NKU record in the 200m with a time of 27.15
FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK:
Gwen Jones, Kennesaw State (Sr. – Throws – Statesboro, Ga. – Communications)
  • Third Career Field Athlete of the Week award
  • Captured a first-place finish in the shot put at the Georgia Relays
  • Broke a nearly three-year-old school record with a heave of 13.93m
  • Throw marked a personal best in the outdoor season
  • Currently ranks first in the A-Sun in the shot put this season
OTHER NOMINEES:
  • Kelly Monteleone (Sr., ETSU) – Placed first in the triple jump at the Charlotte 49er Classic with a leap of 12.47 m,
  • Dominique Nock (Sr., USC Upstate) – Landed three Upstate records at the 49er Classic (long jump, 4x100m and 4x400m)
  • Frannie Schultz (Sr., Northern Kentucky) – Tallied the most points for NKU with a 13 point performance at the University of Cincinnati
2012-13 Atlantic Sun Women's Track & Field Athletes of the Week
Date Track Athlete of the Week (School)
Field Athlete of the Week (School)
Mar. 6 Dani Walker (Lipscomb)
Kree Clark (Jacksonville)
Mar. 13 Dani Walker (Lipscomb)
April Terry (Lipscomb)
Mar. 20 Dani Walker (Lipscomb)
Gwen Jones(Kennesaw State)

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