Big South Announces Indoor T&F Weekly Awards



CHARLOTTE, N.C. ( - Charleston Southern's Rozzie Johnson has been named the Big South Conference Choice Hotels Men's Indoor Track Athlete of the Week, while Manica Gamble of High Point earned the Big South Women's Indoor Track Athlete of the Week.  Meanwhile, Liberty's Ryan Smith and Jennifer Sing of VMI were tabbed the Men's and Women's Indoor Field Athletes of the week, respectively, the League announced today.

Johnson, a sophomore from Statham, Ga., posted a pair of top finishes over the weekend at the New Balance Invitational.  He got his meet started with a second-place finish in the consolation finals with a time of 6.73 in the 60-meter dash.  He then led his 4x200-meter relay team to a first place finish overall with a time of 1:26.81.

Gamble, a senior from Jacksonville, N.C., picked up a pair of big finishes at the UNC Invitational this past weekend.  She broke the tape in 55.80 in the 400 meters to place third overall.  She then helped her 4x400-meter relay clock in at 4:05.24 to garner third-place.

Smith, a red-shirt junior from Winder, Ga., posted a personal record mark in the weight throw at the Penn State Invitational.  His mark of 61' 6.0" was just one inch shy of first-place as he finished second overall.

Sing, a senior from Franklin, Va., took first-place in the pole vault at the Youngstown State Invitational over the weekend.  Her clearance of 12' 6.0" landed her in first-place overall on the Big South Performance List this season.

Men's Track Honorable Mentions:
Justin Doehr, High Point - Placed third in the 400-meter event at UNC with a time of 49.81.

Women's Track Honorable Mentions:
Letitia Saayman, Coastal Carolina - Came in fourth overall with a 5K time of 17:20.31 at Penn State.

Women's Track Honorable Mentions:
Jocelyn Williams, Liberty - Shattered her school record in the weight throw at the Penn State Invitational over the weekend.  Her throw of 59' 8.50" was good for third-place in the event.

2011 Men's Indoor Track Athletes of the Week
Dec. 8 - Milan Ristic, UNC Asheville
Jan. 19 - Javon Young, Charleston Southern
Jan. 26 - A.J. Fitzsimmons, Winthrop
Feb. 2 - Milan Ristic, UNC Asheville

Feb. 9 - Rozzie Johnson, Charleston Southern

2011 Men's Indoor Field Athletes of the Week
Dec. 8 - Ademola Titcombe, VMI
Jan. 19 - Lavon Allen, Charleston Southern
Jan. 26 - Kolby Shepherd, Liberty
Feb. 2 - Ryan Smith, Liberty

Feb. 9 - Ryan Smith, Liberty

2011 Women's Indoor Track Athletes of the Week
Dec. 8 - Jennifer Klugh, Liberty
Jan. 19 - Emma Bussard, UNC Asheville
Jan. 26 - Jennifer Klugh, Liberty
Feb. 2 - Erica Peake, Coastal Carolina

Feb. 9 - Manika Gamble, High Point

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
Jan. 26 - Shelly Parker, Liberty
Feb. 2 - Mia Aghaji, Liberty

Feb. 9 - Jennifer Sing, VMI