Wednesday, February 06, 2008
MACON, Ga. (Feb. 6, 2008) - For the third time in his first two seasons at ETSU, Jarrod Burton (Bastian, Va.) earned the Atlantic Sun Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week award, the conference office announced on Wednesday.
At the Texas Roadhouse Carolina Classic, Burton defeated all the collegiate competitors in the weight throw in finishing second overall in the event. In the shot put, he placed seventh, fifth among college student athletes.
Burton, an education major from of Bastian, Va., unleashed a heave of 55-08.25 (16.97m), marking his second longest mark of the 2008 campaign. In the shot put, Burton made his first appearance of the indoor season by finishing seventh in the event. Burton let one fly a distance of 52-04.75 (15.97m) on his first of six tosses.
The Atlantic Sun Conference is a 12-member league committed to Building Winners for Life, with a focus on academic and athletic integrity and a balance between the two for the student-athlete, and maintaining a high level of sportsmanship. Headquartered in Macon, Ga., the A-Sun encompasses six of the top eight media markets in the Southeast. The A-Sun consists of some of the most dynamic private and public institutions in the region: Belmont University, Campbell University, East Tennessee State University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Gardner-Webb University, Jacksonville University, Kennesaw State University, Lipscomb University, Mercer University, University of North Florida, University of South Carolina Upstate and Stetson University.
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