Feb. 12 C-USA Indoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week

Go C-USA! Aurieyall Scott, UCF
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Aurieyall Scott, UCF
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C-USA Indoor Track & Field Notebook & Top Times_Feb. 12

Feb. 12, 2013

IRVING, Texas - Just a day after being named USTFCCCA Division I Female National Athlete of the Week, UCF's AURIEYALL SCOTT has earned Conference USA's weekly honor. Scott ran the world's fastest 200-meters this year with a school-record 22.68, she did it against reigning Bowerman winner Kimberlyn Duncan. She also ran the fastest prelims and semifinals times in the 60 meters at 7.24 and 7.20, respectively, but chose to forgo the finals in preparation for the 200M.

UTEP junior MARK JACKSON posted two first-place finishes at the Texas A&M Invitational in College Station, Texas, to earn C-USA Male Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week honor. The junior registered the 10th-best mark in the nation in the triple jump with a season best of 15.86m (52-00.50), followed by taking the long jump with a leap of 7.35m (24-01.50).

C-USA TRACK AND FIELD WEEKLY AWARDS
FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
AURIEYALL SCOTT, UCF
Junior / Sprints / Greenbelt, Md.

Scott ran the world's fastest 200M in 2013 with a school-record 22.68 and she did it against reigning Bowerman winner Kimberlyn Duncan. Separated by nearly 1.5 seconds from the other two runners in their heat and more than half a second from the third-place overall finisher, Scott edged out Duncan (22.72) both on the track and in the record books, as Scott's 22.68 made her the ninth-fastest collegian in the event indoors, displacing Duncan to No. 10. Scott also ran the fastest prelims and semifinals times in the 60M at 7.24 and 7.20, respectively, but chose to forgo the finals in preparation for the 200M. UCF has been recognized on the national level all season and currently sits at No. 9 for the third week in a row. This is Scott's second straight C-USA Track Athlete of the Week honor.

MALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
MARK JACKSON, UTEP
Junior / Jumps / Taylor, Texas

Jackson posted two first-place finishes at the Texas A&M Invitational in College Station, Texas. The junior registered the 10th-best mark in the nation in the triple jump with a season best of 15.86m (52-00.50). The jumper went on to claim the men's long jump with a leap of 7.35m (24-01.50), earning him the No. 46 spot in the nation in the event. Not only did Jackson receive national recognition with his performance last weekend but he also holds the top spots in Conference USA's performance list in both events. This is his first C-USA Athlete of the Week honor.

2013 TRACK & FIELD ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
MALE
January 15 Manuel Ziegler, Memphis
January 22 Anthony Rotich, UTEP
January 29 Luis Hanssler, Memphis
February 5 Bryce Robinson, Tulsa
February 12 Mark Jackson, UTEP
February 19

FEMALE
January 15 Octavious Freeman, UCF
January 22 Octavious Freeman, UCF
January 29 Tynita Butts, East Carolina & Xenia Rahn, Memphis
February 5 Aurieyall Scott, UCF
February 12 Aurieyall Scott, UCF
February 19

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