Cloyd leaps his way to first Atlantic Sun Athlete of the Week honor
Senior Josh Cloyd leaped his way to an Atlantic Sun Athlete of the Week honor on Wednesday.
Senior Josh Cloyd leaped his way to an Atlantic Sun Athlete of the Week honor on Wednesday.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

MACON, Ga. (Feb. 11, 2009) - Just two weeks before the Atlantic Sun Indoor Track & Field Championships, ETSU headed to Blacksburg to compete in the Virginia Tech Elite meet against some of the toughest teams in the SEC and ACC. Senior Josh Cloyd (Telford, Tenn.) finished with a personal best in the long jump, to earn his first Athlete of the Week award, the conference announced Wednesday.


Cloyd enjoyed a stellar weekend, advancing to the finals in the long jump and just missing an NCAA Provisional Mark by six centimeters after finishing fourth (second amongst collegiate athletes) with a conference-best leap of 7.46 meters.


Despite not reaching a provisional mark, the jump set a new personal best for the chemistry major as well as adding to his impressive lead in the Atlantic Sun performance list. The Telford, Tenn., native's mark on Saturday, is now more than a foot better than any competitor in the league.


The Buccaneers prepare to host the fourth indoor track & field championships Feb. 20-21.  ETSU looks to reclaim their championship title from the Kennesaw State Owls.


The Atlantic Sun Conference is an 11-member league committed to Building Winners for Life. The A-Sun stands for achievement with integrity in both the academic and athletic arenas, with a focus on the balance between the two for our student-athletes. Headquartered in Macon, Ga., the A-Sun boasts six of the top eight media markets in the Southeast. The A-Sun includes a blend of the most prestigious and dynamic private and public institutions in the region: Belmont University, Campbell University, East Tennessee State University, Florida Gulf Coast 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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