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APSU Athlete of the Week Breigh Jones

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Sophomore sprinter Breigh Jones, of the Austin Peay State University women’s track and field team, has been named this week’s Copies in a Flash APSU Athlete of the Week.

Jones had a hand in 31 of Austin Peay’s 133.5 point tally on the way to team runner-up honors at last weekend’s Ohio Valley Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships, hosted by SIU Edwardsville at Korte Stadium. In four events, Jones earned a gold and two silver medals, missing out on bronze in the 200m dash by less than a tenth of a second.

APSU's Breigh Jones

The Memphis native won her first gold medal in the 400m with a season-best 54.08 run to remain unbeaten in four 400m dash events this season. She outdueled Tennessee State’s Ashontae Jackson – the 2014 Indoor 400m champion – for gold in the outdoor event.

Jones ran legs in both the 4x100m and 4x400m relay events that earned silver, bringing her career medal tally to six (one gold, four silver, one bronze). The 45.28 4x100m run was a school record, with the 3:41.21 4x400m mark less than two-tenths of second away from a record-breaking time.

With two meets remaining before NCAA East Preliminaries, Jones ranks 40th regionally in the 400m dash, while the 4x100m and 4x400m teams ranks 46th and 69th, respectively.

The Copies in a Flash APSU Athlete of the Week is selected by the APSU Sports Information staff each Tuesday during the academic year. Copies in a Flash, of Clarksville, sponsors the award.

Other notable performances by Austin Peay athletes included

  • Senior first baseman Kristin Whitmire, of the softball team, hit .625 (5-for-8) with a home run, two doubles and three RBI during the Senior Weekend series against UT Martin, accounting for five runs (three scored, two driven in) during Sunday’s 6-3 win against the Skyhawks.
  • Freshman jumper Kaylnn Pitts, of the track and field team, broke Ayesha Maycock’s 12-year old school triple jump record with a 12.63m (41’ 5.25”) leap to secure the silver medal at the OVC Outdoor Championships. Pitts’ jump ranks her 32nd in the NCAA East Region, the highest current ranking for an Austin Peay athlete.

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