Houston Track & Field Nabs Two American Athletes of the Week
Jan. 14, 2014
HOUSTON – Once again, sophomore Leshon Collins and senior Karley King have been named Athletes of the Week by the American Athletic Conference for their stellar performances at the Houston Indoor Opener last weekend.
Collins has been named The American Male Track Athlete of the Week after he took the top spot during the men’s 60-meter dash Saturday evening with a record-breaking time of 6.60 seconds. His time crushed the meet record, the University of Houston school record and his own personal record of 6.67 set last year. Collins started the meet strong with a personal best time of 6.65 in the prelims.
Yesterday, Collins was ranked third by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division I Preseason Rankings his performance last weekend. The mark is still good to hold the top collegiate national mark according to the Track and Field Results Reporting System (TFRRS.org).
King was named The American Female Field Athlete of the Week once again after she broke the pole vault meet record with a 4.00m (13'-1.50") vault to win the first indoor home meet of the season. She previously broke the meet record and her personal record at the Texas A&M Reveille Invitational and was named the first American Female Field Athlete of the Week.
The Louisiana native also pulled a top 20 ranking in pole vault with her all-star performance at the Texas A&M Reveille Invitational on Dec. 8, 2013. She finished on top with a meet record and a career-high of 4.15m (13’-7.25”). Her mark is tied for the second best collegiate national mark on TFRRS.org.
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