Jewell, Johnson Take Weekly Men’s Indoor Track & Field Honors

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Central Arkansas’ Zachary Jewell and Sam Houston State’s Zachary Johnson are the Southland Conference Men’s Indoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week, the league announced Wednesday.Jewell completed an impressive weekend for the Bears at the 2020 Meyo Invitational in Notre Dame, Ind., over the weekend. The senior turned in a second-place finish in the 200-meter event with a 21.35 in addition to a 6.78 outing for the gold medal in the 60m dash. Prior to his final performance in the 60m dash, Jewell registered a personal-best 6.76 in the preliminary round.Johnson competed at the 2020 New Mexico Collegiate Classic for the Bearkats last weekend, securing a third-place finish in the triple jump with a 49-7.75 (15.13m) mark. The sophomore also took part in the long jump, finishing 14th overall with a 22-10.5 (6.97m) in a competitive 44-man field.Men’s Track Athlete of the Week – Zachary Jewell, Central Arkansas – Sr. – Mena, Ark.Jewell set a UCA program record in the 200m dash, crossing the finish line 21.35 seconds for second-place honors. He claimed a 6.76 finish in the prelims of the 60m dash for a personal record and a ticket to the semifinal round. His 6.86 in the semifinals was enough to grant him a spot in the five-man finals portion.  He then cruised to a 60m gold-medal finish with a 6.78 clip.Honorable Mention: Darion Dunn, McNeese; Jo’Vaughn Martin, Sam Houston State.Men’s Field Athlete of the Week – Zachary Johnson, Sam Houston State – Jr. – Spring, TexasJohnson picked up a third-place finish in the triple jump with a leap of 49-7.75 (15.13m) over the weekend at the New Mexico Collegiate Classic in Albuquerque, N.M. In addition to his triple-jump performance, he also secured a 14th-place finish in the long jump with a 22-10.5 (6.97m).Honorable Mention: Nemanja Kovlijac, McNeese.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.last_img