Dahl smashes the competition to earn A-Sun Athlete of the Week
Wednesday, January 14, 2009

MACON, Ga. (Jan. 14, 2009) - After a long break, the ETSU track team had a great showing opening its 2009 season at the Clemson Invitational.  Senior Heidi Dahl (Provo, Utah) took the crown as she finished 10 seconds faster than the field of 25 women in the 800-meter run earning her the Atlantic Sun's first Athlete of the Week of 2009.


The Provo, Utah native claimed the title in the 800 with a blazing time of 2:10.80, 14 seconds better than her conference opponents. The BYU transfer made her ETSU debut with a 10th place finish in the 300-meter run Friday night in Clemson, S.C.


The Bucs will be back in action next weekend when they make their second trip over the mountain to Boone. ETSU will compete in the ASU Limited Open on Saturday.


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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