Bucs Earn Two Track Honors; Bruins, Ospreys Take One

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

MACON, Ga. – ETSU picked up two Atlantic Sun Conference Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week awards with Jason Johnson and Leah Oakhill earned the honors, while Belmont’s Marcus Bridger-Wilkinson and UNF’s Shelby Kittrell received the Track Athlete of the Week awards.

MEN’S TRACK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK:
Marcus Bridger-Wilkinson, Belmont (Mid-Distance – Fr. – Newbury, England – International Politics)
• First Career A-Sun Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week award
• Set program record in the 800m at the Stan Lyons Invitational with time of 1:51.39
• Finished in eighth place in 800m and took second in 1,500m run
• His 800m time is currently ranks as best in the A-Sun

WOMEN’S TRACK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK:
Shelby Kittrell, UNF (Distance – So. – Fernandina Beach, Fla. – Psychology)
• First Career A-Sun Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week award
• Clocked a career-best 10,000m time of 34:50.98
• Lowered personal best time by 30 seconds with her third place finish at Penn Relays
• Her time ranks 59th in the nation and 22nd in the East Region

MEN’S FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK:
Jason Johnson, ETSU (Jumps – So. – Springfield, Pa. – Exercise Science)
• First Career A-Sun Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week award
• Claimed second place at Highlander Invitational in the triple jump
• His distance of 48’ is top Bucs distance of the season

WOMEN’S FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK:
Leah Oakhill, ETSU (High Jump – Jr. – Brisbane, Australia – General Studies)
• First Career A-Sun Field Athlete of the Week award
• Took second place in high jump at Highlander Invitational
• Height of 1.70m vaulted her into top-three conference marks
• Mark moves her close to NCAA Regional bubble with No. 48 regional ranking