April 17, 2012
IRVING, Texas -
Conference USA has named UTEP's ANTHONY WRIGHT and GANNA DEMYDOVA of Southern Miss as this week's Outdoor Track and Field Athletes of the Week. Wright clocked a second-place time of 10.29 in the men's 100-meters at the UTEP Invitational while Demydova recorded the NCAAs seventh-best triple jump mark of 13.35-meters (43-9.75) at the Mississippi Open last weekend.
C-USA TRACK AND FIELD WEEKLY AWARDS
MALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
ANTHONY WRIGHT, UTEP
Junior, Sprint/Relay, Germersheim, Germany
Wright clocked a second-place time of 10.29 in the men's 100-meters at the UTEP Invitational last weekend. The junior now holds the fastest time in Conference USA. Wright was also a member of the 4x100m relay team that took first place and defeated the top-ranked Kansas State at the invitational, posting a season-best of 40.21. The squad tops the Conference USA performance list and ranks 45th in the nation. This is Wright's first career C-USA Outdoor Athlete of the Week honor.
C-USA Outdoor Track & Field Notebook & Top Times
FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
GANNA DEMYDOVA, SOUTHERN MISS
Senior, Jumps, Nikolayev, Ukraine
Demydova competed in her first spring meet and recorded the seventh-best triple jump mark of 13.35-meters (43-9.75) in the nation at the Mississippi Open last weekend. The mark placed her first overall at the meet and tops the Conference USA performance list. This is Demydova's first C-USA Outdoor Athlete of the Week honor for the season and second for her career.
2012 OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
March 27 Darius Lynwood, Memphis
April 3 Paulo Pinheiro, Tulsa and Anthony Rotich, UTEP
April 10 Montrell Morrow, East Carolina
April 17 Anythony Wright, UTEP
March 27 Jackie Coward, UCF
April 3 Brittany Copeland, East Carolina
April 10 Octavious Freeman, UCF
April 17 Ganna Demydova, Southern Miss