Knoxville native sets regional qualifying mark and ETSU record in 100m
MACON, Ga. (May 13, 2009) - ETSU senior sprinter Judy Johnson (Knoxville, Tenn.) made the most of her homecoming on Saturday afternoon at the Tennessee Invitational in Knoxville. Johnson claimed a regional qualifying mark in the 100-meter dash to earn her first career Athlete of the Week award, the conference announced Wednesday.
Johnson sprinted to a regional qualifying mark in the 100m during her final tune up before the Atlantic Sun Championships on the Tom Black Track by recording an ETSU record time of 11.68. The Knoxville, Tenn., native's time also leaped her past Belmont's Lynette Rives in the 100m, and Johnson - who has now set regional qualifying marks in both the 100 and 200m events this season - ranks number one in both events in the A-Sun.
ETSU heads to Jacksonville, Fla. this weekend to compete in the 2009 Atlantic Sun Outdoor Track & Field Championships hosted by UNF at Hodges Stadium. The Lady Bucs finished in fifth last year.
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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