Williams, O’Bonna Earn Weekly Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Awards

first_imgHonorable Mention: Garett Cortez, UIW; Julien Jeandree, Central Arkansas; Cliff Resias, Southeastern Louisiana. The Cardinals also make the trip to Torrance and will compete additionally in Azusa Pacific’s Bryan Clay Invitational in Azusa, Calif., on Friday and Saturday. FRISCO, Texas – Abilene Christian sophomore Avery Williams and Lamar senior Brian O’Bonna are the Southland Conference Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Southland Athletes of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com. 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. Men’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week – Brian O’Bonna, Lamar – Sr. – Brampton, OntarioThe senior hit a personal best of 51-09.00 on his fifth attempt in the triple jump, taking home a fourth-place finish at Auburn’s Tiger Track Classic. He is now tied for 10th in the nation in the event and leads the Southland.center_img Men’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week – Avery Williams, Abilene Christian – So. – Katy, TexasWilliams finished first in the 400m at the UIW Invitational with a time of 47.75, posting the best finish of the weekend in the Southland. His time ranks third in the conference. He was also a member of the 4x100m relay team that took second (40.92), less than a second behind Sam Houston State. Honorable Mention: Devin King, Southeastern Louisiana; Kai Schmidt, Abilene Christian; Eric Moore, Central Arkansas. The Wildcats next head to California for two meets – the Mt. Sac Relays in Torrance beginning Thursday and the Long Beach Invitational in Long Beach starting on Friday.last_img read more