JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 30, 2016) – Following a stellar performance at the Yellow Jacket Invitational over the weekend, freshman Kyra Atkins (Greer, S.C.) was named Southern Conference Women's Field Athlete of the Week on Wednesday.
In the long jump at the Yellow Jacket Invitational, Atkins posted a mark of 5.43 meters (17' 9.75") which is second in the SoCon during the outdoor season. The Greer, S.C. native finished third in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 13.72, the fastest time in the SoCon this season.
It is the second consecutive week the Bucs have received SoCon Women's Field Athlete of the Week honors with senior pole vaulter Ashley Kessler (Knoxville, Tenn.) doing so for the week of March 17-23.
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