Big South Announces Men's Track & Field Athletes of the Week


CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Liberty's Isaac Wendland has been named the Big South Conference Choice Hotels Men's Track Athlete of the Week, while teammate Kolby Shepherd was tabbed the Men's Field Athlete of the Week, the League announced today.

Wendland, a junior from Charles City, Iowa, clocked in at 3:47.12 to finish second in the 1,500 meters at the Liberty Twilight Qualifier over the weekend.  His time was a personal best by nearly five seconds as he moved into No. 3 all-time in Liberty history in the event.

Shepherd, a redshirt-junior from Dublin, Ga., cleared 17' 0.75" to place second in the pole vault at the Liberty Twilight meet.  His jump marked the fourth-straight event in which he has cleared 17 feet.

Men's Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week
March 23 - Keary Simms, Winthrop
March 30 - Sam Chelanga, Liberty

April 7 - Javon Young, Charleston Southern
April 14 - Felix Kitur, VMI
May 5 - Andrey Dmitriev, VMI
May 11 - Isaac Wendland, Liberty

Men's Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week
March 18 - Elliot Galeone, Liberty
March 23 - Christoph Hutschalik, Gardner-Webb
March 30 - Kolby Shepherd, Liberty

April 7 - Kolby Shepherd, Liberty
April 14- Kolby Shepherd, Liberty
May 5 - Elliott Galeone, Liberty

May 11 - Kolby Shepherd, Liberty