Big South Announces Track & Field Athletes of the Week



CHARLOTTE, N.C. ( - High Point's Jacob Smith has been named the Big South Conference Choice Hotels Men's Track Athlete of the Week, while Ashley Davis of Coastal Carolina earned the Big South Women's Track Athlete of the Week.  Meanwhile, Winthrop's Mark Britton was tabbed the Men's Field Athlete of the Week, with Christina Mitchell of Liberty earning the Women's Field Athlete of the Week honor, the League announced today.

Smith, a junior from Brockville, Ontario, turned in a career-best 3:46.65 in the 1,500-meter event at the Duke Twilight last weekend.  His time was good for first overall in the event.

Davis, a sophomore from Spartanburg, S.C., took first in the 100-meter meter hurdles at the Winthrop Twilight over the weekend.  She crossed the line in a personal-best time of 13.79.

Britton, a freshman from Pennsboro, WVa., posted a school-record throw of 51.03 meters to claim the top spot in the discus at the Winthrop Twilight.  His mark is currently ranked No. 2 on the Big South Performance List.

Mitchell, a red-shirt junior from Monroe, Va., bettered her school-record in the javelin with a mark of 146' 1" at the Winthrop Twilight.  She finished first overall in the event.

Men's Track Honorable Mentions:
Vincent Wyatt, Radford - Finished first in the 110-meter hurdles at the Winthrop Twilight with a time of 14.13.
Morgan Timment, Campbell - Turned in a school-record time of 9:11.49 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Duke Twilight.  He finished seventh overall in the field.
Corey Jamison, Coastal Carolina - Posted a school-record time of 10.54 to finish second in the 100-meter event at the Winthrop Twilight.
Evan Emery, High Point - Took first in the 100-meter dash at the Winthrop Twilight with a time of 10.44.

Women's Track Honorable Mentions:
Jennifer Klugh, Liberty - Turned in a personal-best time of 4:26.75 to finish second in the 1,500-meter event at the Duke Twilight.
Ashley Matthews, Campbell - Placed fourth at the Duke Twilight with a 3,000-meter steeplechase time of 11:07.61.

Men's Outdoor Track Athletes of the Week
March 21 - Vincent Wyatt, Radford
March 28 - Evan Emery, High Point
April 4 - Milan Ristic, UNC Asheville
April 11 - Jacob Smith, High Point
April 18 - Joseph Betts, Radford
May 3 - Shane Norris, Tre'von Gee, Russell Kanner & Carrington Fernandors - Coastal Carolina shuttle hurdle relay team
May 10 - Jacob Smith, High Point

Men's Outdoor Field Athletes of the Week
March 21 - Jason Flanagan, Coastal Carolina
March 28 - Carson Sears, Gardner-Webb
April 4 - Jason Flanagan, Coastal Carolina
April 11 - Lavon Allen, Charleston Southern
April 18 - Mark Britton, Winthrop
May 3 - Jason Flanagan, Coastal Carolina
May 10 - Mark Britton, Winthrop

Women's Outdoor Track Athletes of the Week
March 21 - Letitia Saayman, Coastal Carolina
March 28 - Manika Gamble, High Point
April 4 - Jennifer Klugh, Liberty
April 11 - Erica Peake, Coastal Carolina
April 18 - Jessica Whitmire, Winthrop
May 3 - Lynettet Akai, Campbell
May 10 - Ashley Davis, Coastal Carolina

Women's Field Athletes of the Week
March 21 - Kierra Gabe, Coastal Carolina
March 28 - Jennifer Sing, VMI
April 4 - Jessica Dunston, Campbell
April 11 - Mychelle Cummings, Liberty
April 18 - Brittany Conner, Coastal Carolina
May 3 - Melinda Bendik, Liberty
May 10 - Christina Mitchell, Liberty