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Austin Peay State University Athlete of the Week Xiamar Hudson

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Senior distance runner Xiamar Hudson, 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.

A week after breaking the school record en route to bronze-medalist honors in the 1500m run at the Ohio Valley Conference Outdoor Championships, Hudson lowered the mark still further with a 4:30.88 mark to finish second in the event behind Samford’s Lauren D’Alessio at the Georgia Invitational in Athens, Georgia.

APSU's Xiamar Hudson

Hudson’s marked moved her from 241st regionally to 162nd in the East Region; with the top 48 performers moving on to Jacksonville, Florida for the NCAA East Preliminaries in two weeks, Hudson hopes to have another strong performance at this weekend’s Georgia Tech Invitational in Atlanta.

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

  • Sophomore pitcher Jared Carkuff, of the baseball team, tossed seven shutout innings to stymie UT Martin, Sunday, in the middle match of Austin Peay’s three-game series against the Skyhawks, scattering 10 hits and striking out six for the win.
  • Freshman utility man Ridge Smith, of the baseball team, hit .538 (7-for-13) with two doubles, three runs scored and four batted in, including the game-winning hit in Monday’s dramatic come-from-behind win against UT Martin to keep the Govs postseason hopes alive.

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