NEW ORLEANS - Angela Alonso was named Sun Belt Track Athlete of the Week, the conference office announced Wednesday.
Indoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week - Feb. 13
Women's Track Athlete of the Week
Angela Alonso, Georgia State, Junior
Angela Alonso took home first place honors in the 1,000m Saturday at the Samford Open in Birmingham, Ala. Alonso's time of 2:53.27 set a new Georgia State record in the event.
Women's Field Athlete of the Week
Autavia Fluker, South Alabama, Junior
South Alabama junior Autavia Fluker's 18.50m (60-08.50) effort at Samford's Bulldog Invite was the third-best weight throw mark in school history and the best in the Sun Belt Conference this season. The Bessemer, Ala. native, also finished second in the shot put event with a 15.15m (49-08.50) throw.
Men's Track Athlete of the Week
Gable Dershem, Appalachian State, Sophomore
Appalachian State's Gable Dershem won the 5,000-meter run in a PR time of 14:59.66 at the Darius Dixon Invitational in Lynchburg, Va. His time was over 19 seconds faster than the second place finisher. In addition, his time moved him into the top spot in the Sun Belt in the 5,000-meter run this season.
Men's Field Athlete of the Week
Dominque Williams, Louisiana, Junior
Louisiana's Dominique Williams kept up his stellar indoor season by recording a personal-best in the men's weight throw at the Samford Bulldog Invitational. He posted a mark of 62-0.25 to eclipse his previous best (61-9.75) set at the LSU Bayou Bengal. Williams will head into the Sun Belt Indoor Track & Field Championships ranked No. 2 in the league in the weight throw.
Athlete of the Week Archive:
Jan. 16: Caitland Smith, Arkansas State
Jan. 23: Caitland Smith, Arkansas State
Jan. 30: Anaelle Charles, Arkansas State
Feb. 6: Caitland Smith, Arkansas State
Feb. 13: Angela Alonso, Georgia State
Jan. 16: Autavia Fluker, South Alabama
Jan. 23: Juliette Smith, Louisiana
Jan. 30: Kimmie Rushford, Louisiana
Feb. 6: Emilie Berge, South Alabama
Feb. 13: Autavia Fluker, South Alabama