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APSU Track and Field at Memphis Tiger Invitational this weekend

 

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APSU Women's Track and FieldClarksville, TN – As the calendar gets set to turn over to May—with the Ohio Valley Conference Outdoor Championships and NCAA East Preliminary looming—Austin Peay State University track and field gets another chance to refine its skills at the Memphis Tiger Invitational, hosted by the University of Memphis.

Austin Peay Track and Field to complete in Memphis Tiger Invitational. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Track and Field to complete in Memphis Tiger Invitational. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Track and Field heads to Georgia Tech Invitational

 

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APSU Women's Track and FieldClarksville, TN – After a successful home meet, it’s back to the road for Austin Peay State University track and field as the Govs head south to Atlanta for the Georgia Tech Invitational at George C. Griffin Track, with action slated to begin 11:00am (ET), Friday.

With less than a month remaining in the regular season, the Governors have three meets remaining before the OVC Outdoor Championships and will take on a stout field this weekend.

Austin Peay Women's Track and Field travels to Atlanta for Georgia Tech Invitational. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Track and Field travels to Atlanta for Georgia Tech Invitational. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University’s Kaylnn Pitts wins again as part of huge team effort at the APSU Invitational

 

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APSU Women's Track and FieldClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University senior Kaylnn Pitts is really going to miss performing at Fortera Stadium.

The Woonsocket, Rhode Island native capped her senior weekend with a 6.08m (19-11.50) long jump mark, winning the event and most likely qualifying her for the NCAA East Preliminary to cap an impressive weekend for Austin Peay State University track and field at its home event, the APSU Invitational.

Austin Peay Track and Field has excellent day at APSU Invitational. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Track and Field has excellent day at APSU Invitational. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Track and Field begins indoor season at Vanderbilt

 

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APSU Women's Track and Field - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – As has become tradition under head coach Doug Molnar, Austin Peay State University track and field will kick off the indoor season with a pre-Christmas event, traveling to Music City for the Vanderbilt Indoor Opener, Saturday, at Vandy Fieldhouse.

Austin Peay Women's Track and Field starts indoor season Saturday at Vanderbilt. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Track and Field starts indoor season Saturday at Vanderbilt. (APSU Sports Information)

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Former APSU Track Star Breigh Jones an NCAA Woman of the Year conference honoree

 

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APSU Women's Track and Field - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Former Austin Peay State University, APSU track and field standout Breigh Jones has been selected as one of two Ohio Valley Conference nominees for the 2016 NCAA Woman of the Year award.

A Memphis native, Jones is one of 141 female student-athletes designated as a conference honoree, joining Belmont distance runner Hannah Wittman as an OVC nominee.  She is one of 54 Division I athletes up for the honor.

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APSU freshman Savannah Amato’s season comes to a close at NCAA East Preliminary

 

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APSU Women's Track and Field - Austin Peay State UniversityJacksonville, FL – It was unfortunately not the ending Savannah Amato imagined for her final meet of the 2016 outdoor season, but that doesn’t diminish what she was able to accomplish in her first season at Austin Peay State University.

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Austin Peay State University’s Breigh Jones earns CoSIDA Academic All-District honors

 

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APSU Women's Track and Field - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Senior Breigh Jones, of the Austin Peay State University track and field team, earned Capital One Academic All-District III honors from the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) for women’s track and field/cross country.

Jones, who graduated in May with a degree in psychology after a storied Austin Peay career, is the first Governor track performer to earn Academic All-District honors since Molly Basch (2013-14).

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Savannah Amato selected APSU Athlete of the Week

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Freshman pole vaulter Savannah Amato, of the Austin Peay State University track and field team, has been named the Copies in a Flash APSU Athlete of the Week.

Amato took gold at the 2016 Ohio Valley Conference Outdoor Championships, hitting a career-best 4.04m (13’ 3”) for her first career OVC gold medal. The 10 points she contributed to Austin Peay’s team score proved crucial to the Governors third-place finish—the third consecutive top-three showing by Austin Peay at the OVC Outdoor Championships.

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Savannah Amato to represent APSU Track at 2016 NCAA East Preliminary

 

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APSU Women's Track and Field - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – For the sixth consecutive season, Austin Peay State University track and field will be sending at least one athlete to the NCAA East Preliminary, with freshman pole vaulter Savannah Amato slated to represent the red-and-white Friday, May 27th in Jacksonville.

Amato, Austin Peay’s first pole vault qualifier since Carrie Burggraf, a three-time qualifier from 2008-10, is the third Austin Peay freshman in four years to advance to Preliminary competition, after Breigh Jones (2013) and Kaylnn Pitts (2014).

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APSU Track and Field moves up to take third place at OVC Outdoor Championships

 

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APSU Women's Track and Field - Austin Peay State UniversityNashville, TN – Underrated? Overlooked? Probably not anymore.

An Austin Peay State University track and field team that battled injury, illness and inconsistency throughout the 2016 season and entered the weekend under the radar righted the ship at the perfect moment, securing a third-place team finish at the 2016 Ohio Valley Conference Outdoor Championships.

It’s the third straight season that Austin Peay has finished in the top-three at the OVC Outdoor Championships.

Austin Peay Lady Govs Outdoor Track and Field nabs third placed in Nashville at OVC Championships. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Lady Govs Outdoor Track and Field nabs third placed in Nashville at OVC Championships. (APSU Sports Information)

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