Big South Announces Indoor T&F Weekly Awards


 CHARLOTTE, N.C. ( - Charleston Southern's Javon Young has been named the Big South Conference Choice Hotels Men's Indoor Track Athlete of the Week, while Emma Bussard of UNC Asheville earned the Big South Women's Indoor Track Athlete of the Week.  Meanwhile, Lavon Allen of Charleston Southern and Patra Norman from Charleston Southern were tabbed the Men's and Women's Indoor Field Athletes of the week, respectively, the League announced today.

Young, a senior from Swainsboro, Ga., posted a pair of top three finishes at the Virginia Tech Invitational over the weekend.  He got his meet started with a first-place finish in the 200-meter event with a time of 21.63.  He followed that effort with a third-place finish in the 60 meters with a time of 6.70.

Bussard, a senior from Carrolton, Ga., crossed the line in 5:09.08 to finish third overall in the mile at the UNC Invitational over the weekend.

Allen, a senior from Atlanta, Ga., set the Big South long jump record over the weekend at the Virginia Tech Invitational with a jump of 25' 2.75".  His mark is currently ranked No. 2 in the nation.

Norman, a senior from Spartanburg, S.C., recorded a leap of 19' 2.25" in the long jump to finish fifth overall at Virginia Tech.

Men's Track Honorable Mentions:
Milan Ristic, UNC Asheville - Placed second in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.05 at the UNC Invitational.

Women's Track Honorable Mentions:
Mulern Jean, Charleston Southern - Took seventh with a time of 8.55 in the 60-meter hurdles at Virginia Tech.
Sarah Gentry, UNC Asheville - Posted a school-record time of 1:36 to finish third in the 600 meters at UNC.

Women's Field Honorable Mentions:
Joshlyn Noga,  Charleston Southern - Placed sixth in the shot put with a throw of 43' 9.0" at Virginia Tech.

2011 Men's Indoor Track Athletes of the Week
Dec. 8 - Milan Ristic, UNC Asheville
Jan. 19 - Javon Young, Charleston Southern

2011 Men's Indoor Field Athletes of the Week
Dec. 8 - Ademola Titcombe, VMI
Jan. 19 - Lavon Allen, Charleston Southern

2011 Women's Indoor Track Athletes of the Week
Dec. 8 - Jennifer Klugh, Liberty
Jan. 19 - Emma Bussard, UNC Asheville

2011 Women's Indoor Field Athletes of the Week
Dec. 8 - Mychelle Cumings, Liberty
Dec. 15 - Jennifer Sing, VMI
Jan. 19 - Patra Norman, Charleston Southern