Men’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week – Jared Williams, Abilene Christian – Fr. – Channelview, TexasWilliams clocked two new personal records at the ACU Oliver Jackson Twilight on Thursday. His 400m time of 46.78 now ranks him first in conference, 24th in the West Region and 46th nationally. The freshman’s 200m time of 21.53 moves him into 17th in the Southland. FRISCO, Texas – Abilene Christian freshman Jared Williams and senior Kai Schmidt are the Southland Conference Men’s Outdoor Athletes of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Southland Athletes of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com. All Southland teams now turn their sights to the 2018 Southland Outdoor Championships, beginning Friday in San Antonio, Texas, hosted by UIW. Honorable Mention: Collin Milton, Northwestern State. Honorable Mention: Tre’Darius Carr, Northwestern State. Men’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week – Kai Schmidt, Abilene Christian – Sr. – Krefeld, GermanySchmidt took first in both the shot put and discus at the ACU Oliver Jackson. His mark of 190-05.00 in discus is a new personal best and continues to keep him in first in the Southland, 7th in the west region and 17th nationally. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots.
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