JACKSONVILLE, Fla. | May 13, 2017
Women’s team wins first outdoor championship, men take fifth straight
Kennesaw State swept the Atlantic Sun Conference outdoor track and field championships on Saturday, as the women’s team earned its first ASUN outdoor title and the men’s team took home its fifth straight.
Both squads dominated the competition, setting ASUN outdoor track and field scoring records. The women’s ASUN record haul of 274.5 points placed the Owls 141.5 points clear of second-place and 11-time reigning champion Jacksonville. The men scored 327 points, 196 more than second-place Lipscomb, for the program’s ASUN-record eighth outdoor title.
“Winning championships takes a team – not just a team of athletes, but a team of coaches, strength staff, medical staff and all the sport staffs,” said Andy Eggerth, KSU director of track and field and cross country. “I'm particularly grateful for my assistant coaches that did an outstanding job preparing our student-athletes and recognize where success comes from: great student-athletes.”
Jordan Gray continued her strong season, winning the heptathlon with a new ASUN and KSU heptathlon record 5,641 points.
Dayo Akindele was named Most Valuable Performer after collecting 38 points for the Owls in the two-day meet. Akindele won gold medals in the long jump, triple jump and high jump, and a silver medal in the 110-meter hurdles.
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