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Austin Peay names Breigh Jones APSU Athlete of the Week

 

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

Jones broke her own school record in the 400m dash over the weekend, becoming the first Lady Gov to post a sub-55 second mark with a 54.97 run at the ETSU Niswonger Invitational in Johnson City, TN, taking runner-up honors in the 92-runner event.

While second place might be enough to temper the excitement of earning a school record, Jones finished second to 2014 World Indoor Champion Jernail Hayes, and was stride-for-stride against one of the top runners in the nation for the better part of 300 meters.

Austin Peay's Breigh Jones. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay’s Breigh Jones. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Lady Govs Track and Field’s Breigh Jones, Relays brightspot at East Tennessee State Invitational

 

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUJohnson City, TN – After showing a bit of rust on the first day of the ETSU Invitational, Austin Peay State University women’s track and field team showed improvement Saturday, the final day of the event held at David E. Walker Track at Gentry Field inside the MHSA Athletic Center.

Austin Peay Women's Track and Field showed improvement at East Tennessee State Invitational. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Track and Field showed improvement at East Tennessee State Invitational. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University Track and Field’s Breigh Jones leads the way after Day One in Johnson City

 

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUJohnson City, TN – Facing a solid field at the ETSU Invitational, Austin Peay State University women’s track and field team posted a number of excellent marks on Day One of competition, Friday, at David E. Walker Track at Gentry Field.

Austin Peay's Breigh Jones. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay’s Breigh Jones. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Track and Field heads to East Tennessee State this weekend

 

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s track and field shakes off the rust and returns to action this weekend at the ETSU Track and Field Invitational, hosted by East Tennessee State University at the David E. Walker Track at Gentry Field inside the ETSU/MSHA Mini-Dome in Johnson City, TN.

Austin Peay Track and Field gets back to work at ETSU Track and Field Invitational. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Track and Field gets back to work at ETSU Track and Field Invitational. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Candlelight Ball Award Luncheon honors Congressman Phil Roe and Tom Creech

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s 31st Annual Candlelight Ball is just around the corner, and to help announce the event, two individuals were honored and recognized during a luncheon held Tuesday, January 13th.

The Wendell H. Gilbert Award and the Spirit of Austin Peay Award were presented to two individuals for the outstanding achievement, contribution or recognition they have brought to Austin Peay.

Candlelight Ball award recipients Tom Creech and Congressman Phil Roe were honored at the 2015 Candlelight Ball Awards Luncheon at F&M Bank on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015. (Beth Liggett, APSU)

Candlelight Ball award recipients Tom Creech and Congressman Phil Roe were honored at the 2015 Candlelight Ball Awards Luncheon at F&M Bank on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015. (Beth Liggett, APSU)

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Austin Peay State University Indoor Track kicks off season at Vanderbilt and Middle Tennessee

 

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s track and field team opens up the 2014-15 indoor season with a pair of one-day events this week.

First up, the Lady Govs make the short trek to Nashville’s West End to compete in the Music City Challenge at Vanderbilt Fieldhouse, Thursday before heading to Murfreesboro, TN for Saturday’s Middle Tennessee Christmas Invitational, hosted by Middle Tennessee at the Murphy Center.

Austin Peay Women's Track and Field. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Track and Field. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay Women’s Basketball adds two in fall signing period

 

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team announced its two fall signees, adding J’Nayah Hall, of Owensboro, Kentucky; and LaKeisha Gregory, of Johnson City, TN to its 2015-16 roster.

APSU Lady Govs basketball signs two during National Signing Day. (APSU Sports Information)

APSU Lady Govs basketball signs two during National Signing Day. (APSU Sports Information)

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Instant Peay Play: Necessity leads APSU Governors punter Ben Campbell to record-breaking career

 

Legends Bank, Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – In sports you never know what event, no matter how big or small, may lead to unexpected results and a future that wasn’t planned.

Austin Peay State University punter Ben Campbell is a prime example of that premise, with an injury to a teammate in high school leading to a record-breaking career for the Governors.

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Kiara Young Crowned Miss Tennessee USA 2015 in Clarksville Saturday night

 

Clarksville Area Chamber of CommerceClarksville, TN – Miss Tennessee USA was crowned Saturday night, making her Tennessee’s next hopeful in the 2015 Miss USA pageant.

Miss Greater Nashville, Kiara Young, accepted her new crown from the reigning Miss Tennessee USA, Kristy Landers Niedenfuer of  Nashville. Niedenfuer also placed in the top 20 at the Miss USA pageant this past June in Baton Rouge.

Miss Tennessee USA 2015, Kiara Young, accepts her crown from Miss Tennessee USA 2014, Kristy Landers Niedenfuer, and Miss Tennessee Teen USA 2015, Hannah Faith Greene.

Miss Tennessee USA 2015, Kiara Young, accepts her crown from Miss Tennessee USA 2014, Kristy Landers Niedenfuer, and Miss Tennessee Teen USA 2015, Hannah Faith Greene.

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APSU Governors Football’s Ben Campbell semifinalist for Campbell Trophy

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsDallas, TX – Austin Peay State University senior punter Ben Campbell is one of 167 semifinalists for the 2014 National Football Foundation Campbell Trophy, college football’s premier scholar-athlete award.

A Johnson City, TN native, Campbell is one of three Ohio Valley Conference and 37 Football Championship Subdivision nominees for the Campbell Trophy.

An elementary education major with 3.4 grade-point average, Campbell is a five-time member of the Athletics Director’s Honor Roll, including one semester on the Dean’s List.

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