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 Feb. 11 through Feb. 17. Coker earned the track honors with Kaylah Ruff and Queens garnered the field honors with Gabby Schultz.
A senior sprinter, Ruff headlined a historic day at the USC Open for the Cobras, beating her own 60-meter hurdles record twice. In the Conover, N.C. native's preliminary round, she became the first female Cobra to record a time below 9.00 seconds with an effort of 8.77 seconds. In the finals, Ruff eclipsed the effort, running it in 8.67 seconds. The time is a NCAA Division II provisional qualifying mark and tied for 15th in the nation. This is Ruff's first Track Athlete of the Week honor this season.
A senior thrower, Schultz recorded a NCAA Division II provisional qualifier in the shot put to take second place at the JDL DMR Invitational with a toss of 13.65 meters (44' 9.5"), finishing only behind a Division I student-athlete. The North Olmsted, Ohio native also claimed fourth place in the weight throw with a mark of 15.56 meters (51' 0.75"). This is Schultz's third 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
Jan. 22 – Hannah Wolkenhauer, Queens
Jan. 29 – Saidah Hardwick, Lenoir-Rhyne
Feb. 5 – Saidah Hardwick, Lenoir-Rhyne
Feb. 12 – Paiton Fair, Lenoir-Rhyne
Feb. 19 – Kaylah Ruff, Coker
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
Jan. 22 – Hannah Hinson, Wingate
Jan. 29 – Gabby Schultz, Queens
Feb. 5 – Morgan Salyers, Lincoln Memorial
Feb. 12 – Hannah Hinson, Wingate
Feb. 19 – 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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