After sweeping A-Sun weekly field awards, Bucs set for trip to Clemson

Thursday, May 05, 2011

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 4, 2011) - In preparation for the final two meets of qualifying season, two ETSU field athletes came away with Atlantic Sun Athlete of the Week awards this week, the conference office in Macon, Ga., announced yesterday.

After leaping into the top 48 in the region with a chance at NCAA competition in Bloomington, Ind., May 27, Jason Johnson (Springfield, Pa.) represented the men's team for the award.  Johnson followed up a great Charlotte Invite with a second-place finish in the triple jump at the Highlander Invitational in Radford, Va.  Johnson's 48-00.00 (14.35m) leap was the top Bucs finish on the men's side and is fourth-best in conference this season, where Johnson already holds the No. 2 mark from last week.

Staking a regional claim at Radford, Leah Oakhill (Brisbane, Australia) took the women's award.  Oakhill's second-place high jump of 5-06.75 (1.70m) not only vaulted her into the top-three conference marks in the event, but also put her on the NCAA regional bubble with the No. 48 jump in the region.

Next up, said Assistant Coach Eli Sunquist, the team diverges for two events this weekend before rounding out the season next week.  Some of the team goes to the Liberty Invite today in Lynchburg, Va., while the rest go to the first of two recently finalized events in Clemson, S.C.

This week, Clemson hosts the Bob Pollock Spring Invitational.  Next week, the Bucs go back for the Clemson Final Qualifier.

For more on the Liberty Invitational, check the track and field page at libertyflames.com.  To follow the Clemson meets, visit clemsontigers.cstv.com.  For more on ETSU Track & Field, visit ETSUBucs.com.

Follow ETSU Athletics on Twitter Twitter and become a fan on Facebook Facebook.
SB North Florida 4
Apr 13 ETSU 2
BB University of North Florida 4 Johnson City, Tenn.
Apr 13 ETSU 10
WGOLF Atlantic Sun Conference Championships Jekyll Island, Ga.
Apr 14 1st of 10
SB Furman 7 Johnson City, Tenn.
Apr 16 ETSU 3
SB Furman 0
Apr 16 ETSU 5
BB ETSU 6 Jacksonville, Fla.
Apr 17 Jacksonville University 13
WTRACK War Eagle Invitational Auburn, Ala.
Apr 19 Results
MTRACK War Eagle Invitational Auburn, Ala.
Apr 19 Results
MTEN ETSU 4 Jacksonville, Fla.
Apr 19 Stetson 0
BB ETSU 7 7
Apr 19 Jacksonville University 3
SB ETSU 4
Apr 19 Jacksonville 3
SB ETSU CNCL - rain
Apr 19 Jacksonville
BB ETSU CANC
Apr 19 Jacksonville University
MGOLF Atlantic Sun Championship Braselton, Ga.
Apr 20 Results
WTEN ETSU 4
Apr 20 FGCU 1