Thursday, January 17, 2013
MACON, Ga. - All six Atlantic Sun men’s indoor track and field teams look to compete this weekend, with ETSU, Lipscomb, USC Upstate and Kennesaw State all participating in the 35th Annual Niswonger Invitational hosted by the Buccaneers.
North Florida opens its season at the Gator Invitational in Gainesville, Fla., while Northern Kentucky is set to compete in the Gladstein Invitational in Bloomington, Ind.
A-Sun Men's Track & Field Notes (#ASunTF):
- The Buccaneers have won four of the last seven A-Sun Indoor Championships
- The Bucs Tyler Stepp finished third place out of 24 with his personal best performance of 2.05 meters in the high jump at the Blazer Invite earlier this season. Teammate Filip Jalovy secured this week's A-Sun Indoor Track Athlete of the Week honors after he finished No. 3 out of 25 runners in the 3000m.
- In the Bisons last meet, Houston Ward marked a personal best in the weight throw with a throw of 14.49 meters to earn him A-Sun Field Athlete of the Week Honors in week two of the season. LU's junior Tucker Peabody earned third place in the 200 meters with a time of 21.8 seconds.
- The Spartans are on the rise after finishing top-three last year in the A-Sun Indoor Championship. Thrower Kenny Sugishita secured first place the Clemson’s Orange and Purple Winter Classic with a throw of 16.47 in the weight throw. Teammate Matt Johnson broke a school record in the 500-meter dash (1:05.00)
- In the 2012 A-Sun Indoor Track and Field Championship, the Owls won the title with 177 points; just five points ahead of ETSU. At the Blazer Invite, the distance runners were represented by senior Ryan Burruss as he ran a personal best in the 3000m at 8:39.44 to place seventh out of 25 runners.
- The Owls Martynas Sedys landed his first career A-Sun Indoor Field Athlete of the Week after he finished first in the weight throw with a toss of 17.45m at the Blazer Invite; his first ever collegiate meet.
- UNF returns a strong team with the Ospreys winning the distance medley the past two years in the A-Sun Championship. Cameron Dickerson won the 800 meters with a time of 1:54.21; the fifth best time in an A-Sun Championship.
- Junior pole vaulter for the Ospreys, David Shepherd is the two-time defending champion with heights of 4.75 meters and 4.70 meters.
- NKU’s Brendan Chawlek claimed the Norse’s first win of their Division I era on the track and set a school record in the 300 meters race at the Kent State Golden Flash Gala with a time of 8:34.18.
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