ROCK HILL, S.C. (TheSAC.com) – Lenoir-Rhyne's PJ Lotharp was named the South Atlantic Conference AstroTurf Men's Indoor Track Athlete of the Week, while Queens' Martin Knauer was named AstroTurf Men's Indoor Field Athlete of the Week for meets contested January 28 through February 3, the Conference office announced today.
Lotharp, a junior from Indian Trail, N.C., set two Lenoir-Rhyne records at the Buccaneer Invitational and took home first place honors in the 60-meter dash. His time of 6.81 seconds won the 60-meter dash and his 200-meter dash time of 21.57 was an NCAA Division II provisional and he now ranks in the top-15 in the nation in that event.
Knauer, a sophomore from Wolnzach, Germany, secured an NCAA Division II provisional mark and won the shot put at the Buccaneer Invitational with a throw of 17.29 meters. He also placed fourteenth in the weight throw at the meet with a toss of 14.75 meters.
This is Lotharp's third Indoor Track Athlete of the Week honor this season, while this also marks the second Indoor Field Athlete of the Week for Knauer.
2018-19 AstroTurf SAC Men's Track Athlete of the Week
Dec. 4 – PJ Lotharp, Lenoir-Rhyne
Dec. 11 – Luke Greer, Carson-Newman
Jan. 14 – PJ Lotharp, Lenoir-Rhyne
Jan. 22 – Seb Anthony, Queens
Jan. 29 – Luke Greer, Carson-Newman
Feb. 5 – PJ Lotharp, Lenoir-Rhyne
2018-19 AstroTurf SAC Men's Field Athlete of the Week
Dec. 4 – Isaiah Kyle, Wingate
Dec. 11 – None
Jan. 14 – Guillaume Devries, Tusculum
Jan. 22 – Martin Knauer, Queens
Jan. 29 – Guillaume Devries, Tusculum
Feb. 5 – Martin Knauer, Queens
AstroTurf is an official corporate partner of the South Atlantic Conference and title sponsor of the Conference's Player of the Week awards program.
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