ROCK HILL, S.C. (TheSAC.com) – The South Atlantic Conference announced its AstroTurf Women's Indoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week for events during Jan. 7 through Jan. 13. Tusculum earned the track honors with Nicole McMillen and Queens garnered the field honors with Gabby Schultz.
A senior distance runner, McMillen finished second overall at the ETSU Invitational, nearly missing her own school record, in the 5,000 meter with a time of 18:20.63. The Pickering, Ontario, Canada native did break her school record in the mile run, crossing the line in fourth with a time of 5:14.87. This is McMillen's first Track Athlete of the Week honor this season.
A senior thrower, Schultz broke the Royal shot put record with a mark of 14.3 meters. This toss won her the event at the JDL January College Kick-Off, ranks 13th in Division II, and is a NCAA provisional mark. The North Olmsted, Ohio native also participated in the weight throw, finishing third in the event at 15.56 meters. This is Schultz's first Field Athlete of the Week honor this season.
2018-19 SAC AstroTurf Women's Indoor Track Athlete of the Week
Dec. 4 – Tamerah Sebree, Wingate
Dec. 11 – Jerrica Covington, Lincoln Memorial
Jan. 15 – Nicole McMillen, Tusculum
2018-19 SAC AstroTurf Women's Indoor Field Athlete of the Week
Dec. 4 – Vanisha Wilshire, Wingate
Dec. 11 – JoLyn Copeland, Anderson
Jan. 15 – Gabby Schultz, 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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