Indoor Track and Field Athletes of the Week: Jan. 18
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Alabama A&M's DeTorrian Green and Charrie Dennard, Texas Southern's Harvey Kendall, and Alabama State's Tatiana Etienne and by the Southwestern Athletic Conference as Track and Field Athletes of the Week for their outstanding performances in competition during Jan. 12-14.
Men’s Track Performer of the Week
Junior | Troy, Ala.
The junior speedster set a meet record in winning the 200 in 21.34 seconds at the UAB Vulcan Invitational and he also tied for third in the 60 in a time of 6.80 seconds. Green's 200-meter time is the fastest in the conference and 15th-fastest in the nation.
Men’s Field Performer of the Week
Sophomore | Grandview, Mo.
Kendall secured two top-8 finishes during the Aggie Team Invitational this past week, setting personal records in the high jump and triple jump along the way. The sophomore clear 6-08.25 feet in the high jump, winning second place. He also posted a leap of 47-09.25 feet in the triple jump, getting eighth place. Kendall is ranked No. 1 among SWAC high jumpers in performance lists.
Women’s Track Performer of the Week
Senior | West Palm Beach, Fla.
Etienne netted three top-7 placings during the UAB Vulcan Invitational this past weekend. The senior claimed second place in the 500m run with a time of 1:13.61, a personal best for the discipline. She followed that with a fourth-place finish as part of the Hornets' distance medley relay team (12:29.39) as the unit took over the top spot on league performance lists in the race. Etienne also finished seventh in the 800m run with a time of 2:17.68, a mark that put her atop the performance list in the category.
Women’s Field Performer of the Week
Senior | Fort Myers, Fla.
Dennard won the women's triple jump and finished second in the long jump at the UAB Vulcan meet. She jumped 12.47 meters (40 feet, 11 inches) in the triple jump and had a 5.9-meter (19-4 1/4) jump in the long jump. Dennard, a senior, has the best efforts in SWAC this indoor season in the long and triple jumps. She has the 23rd-longest triple jump in the nation.