Demas, Bessard Claim Southland Women’s Track and Field Weekly Awards

first_imgHonorable Mention: De’Shalyn Jones, Northwestern State; Diana Garcia Munoz, Abilene Christian; Emma Jewell, UIW. Women’s Track Athlete of the Week – Danielle Demas, Sam Houston StateDemas set a school record with a time of 13.16 seconds in the women’s 100-meter hurdles this past weekend at the 88th Annual Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays in Austin. The junior from Houston, Texas (Cypress Creek H.S.), finished sixth behind hurdlers from Baylor, Notre Dame, Texas Tech, LSU and Texas. Her 100m time is the fastest in the Southland and the seventh-fastest in the NCAA this year. FRISCO, Texas – Sam Houston State junior hurdler Danielle Demas was named Southland Conference Women’s Track Athlete of the Week while Northwestern State junior thrower Rechelle Bessard was chosen field athlete of the week, the league announced Wednesday. Honorable Mention: Demi Payne, Stephen F. Austin; Taylor Yantis, Abilene Christian; Myah Antwi, UIW; Elizabeth Lyssy, Sam Houston State. center_img Women’s Field Athlete of the Week – Rechelle Bessard, Northwestern StateBessard posted the Southland’s best discus mark of the season by over 13 feet, and the 20th-best throw nationally so far, to win at Alabama’s Crimson Tide Invitational. The Abbeville, La. (Abbeville H.S.), native tossed for 173 feet to take home first place in the event over competitors from four SEC schools and the ACC’s Clemson, along with Memphis and Western Kentucky. Bessard also placed third in the hammer throw, tossing for 176 feet. Each school’s sports information director nominates and votes for the athletes of the week, though is not permitted to vote for his or her own student-athlete. To receive honorable mention, an athlete must receive votes from 25 percent of the Southland sports information directors.last_img read more

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