AWARDS: Petty, Cecotti earn ASC Track & Field honors

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

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AMERICAN SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE TRACK AND FIELD ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
Competitions: March 2-3, 2018

MEN’S TRACK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK – Matthew Cecotti, Fr., UT Tyler
University of Texas at Tyler freshman Matthew Cecotti (Lindale, Texas) earned his third Track Athlete of the Week award by winning the 1,500 meters in 4:05.23 at the Patriots’ Marc Randle Classic. His mark ranks 11th in the country.  
 
MEN’S FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK – Gabriel Spivey, Jr., Concordia Texas
Concordia University Texas junior Gabriel Spivey (San Antonio, Texas) jumped 6.90 meters (22 ft.-7.75 in.) in the long jump, placing fourth at the Marc Randle Classic in Bullard, Texas. Spivey’s mark leads all of NCAA Division III. The award is the second in his career.
 
WOMEN’S TRACK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK – Emily Villines, Jr., Concordia Texas
Concordia Texas junior Emily Villines (Huntsville, Texas) set a new school record in the 5,000 meters at the Marc Randle Classic in 19:24.22, finishing second. Her time ranks 15th in NCAA Division III. Villines also ran the 1,500 meters in 5:08.82, finishing fifth.
 
WOMEN’S FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK – Lexie Petty, Sr., UT Tyler
UT Tyler junior Lexie Petty (Midlothian, Texas) won the hammer throw with a distance of 46.80 meters (153 ft.-6 in.) at the Marc Randle Classic. Her mark ranks second in the nation.
 
OTHER TOP MEN’S PERFORMANCES
East Texas Baptist University sophomore Thomas Reynolds (Harleton, Texas) won the shot put at the Marc Randle Classic with a throw of 13.84 meters (45 ft.-5 in.), which ranks second in the nation. He also took fifth in the discus with a heave of 36.14 meters (118 ft.-7 in.), ranking 24th in the country.
 
East Texas Baptist freshman Mack Broussard (Hankamer, Texas) won the 5,000 meters at the Marc Randle Classic in 16:41.63. His time ranks 50th in the country. He also placed fourth in the 1,500 meters in 4:18.56.
 
University of the Ozarks freshman Michael Harris (Elkins, Ark.) ran a 4:26.75 to place eighth at the Marc Randle Classic in the 1,500 meters. He also had a time of 16:09.06 in the 5,000 meters, finishing fourth at the event and ranking 24th in the country.
 
Concordia Texas freshman Samuel Stewart (Galveston, Texas) placed first in the 800 meters at the Marc Randle Classic in 2:00.59, ranking 22nd in the nation. He also had a sixth place finish in the 1,500 meters in 4:23.87.
 
LeTourneau University junior Keishaun McMillian (Tyler, Texas) started off the outdoor season with a fifth place finish in the triple jump and 10th in the long jump at the Marc Randle Classic. His triple jump of 12.92 meters (42 ft-4.75 in.) ranks 13th and the nation, while the long jump of 6.31 meters (20 ft.-8.5 in.) is 14th.
 
Louisiana College freshman Dylan Fuselier (Opelousas, La.) set a new school record with a javelin throw of 49.47 meters (162 ft.-4 in.), placing second at the Mississippi College Season Opener, which ranks ninth in the nation.

OTHER TOP WOMEN’S PERFORMANCES
University of the Ozarks junior Hannah Smith (Blue Eye, Mo.) posted the second-fastest 5,000 meter time in the ASC this season, running a 19:46.33 for a fourth-place finish at the Marc Randle Classic. Her time is also 24th in the nation. Smith finished seventh in the 1,500 meters in 5:11.86.
 
LeTourneau senior Crystal Jones (Fort Worth, Texas) placed fifth in the long jump at the Marc Randle Classic with a mark of 5.18 meters (17 ft.), which ranks eighth in NCAA Division III.
 
LeTourneau sophomore Alexis Segura (Austin, Texas) picked up a second place finish in the 1,500 meters at the Marc Randle Classic. Her time of 5:03.86 ranks 28th in the nation.
 
Louisiana College freshman Nora Day (Marksville, La.) had the 11th-fastest 100 meter hurdle time in the country at 16.17, placing fourth at the Mississippi College Season Opener.
 
Louisiana College freshman Gracie Lacroix (Jena, La.) finished second in the javelin with a school-record throw of 33.60 meters (110 ft.-3 in.) at the Mississippi College Season Opener. Her distance ranks 13th in the nation in the event.