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Instant Peay Play: APSU Govs Savannah Amato already among all-time best in pole vault

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s women’s track and field team has had many outstanding athletes come through its program over the years, but sophomore pole vaulter Savannah Amato is on the verge of adding her name as one of the all-time greats in Ohio Valley Conference history.

The 5-5 Delaware, OH native is currently the defending OVC indoor and outdoor pole vault champion and is the odds-on favorite to repeat as outdoor champion.

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APSU Track and Field has solid performance at Georgia Tech Invitational

 

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APSU Women's Track and FieldAtlanta, GA – Against some of the south’s best competition, Austin Peay State University track and field again put forth some excellent performances at this weekend’s Georgia Tech Invitational.

“I think we made another step in the right direction,” said head coach Doug Molnar. “We competed very well under slightly windy conditions.”

Austin Peay Women's Track and Field have great day at Georgia Tech Invitational, Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Track and Field have great day at Georgia Tech Invitational, Saturday. (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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Savannah Amato, APSU Track and Field solid in Florida Relays

 

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APSU Women's Track and Field - Austin Peay State UniversityGainesville, FL – Small was the group but mighty were the finishes for Austin Peay State University track and field at the Florida Relays, hosted by the University of Florida.

The Govs kicked the event off with a number of solid showings, Friday.

Austin Peay's Savannah Amato places sixth in the Pole Vault at the Florida Relays, Friday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay’s Savannah Amato places sixth in the Pole Vault at the Florida Relays, Friday. (APSU Sports Information)

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Strong start for APSU Track and Field at Vanderbilt’s Indoor Opener

 

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APSU Women's Track and Field - Austin Peay State UniversityNashville, TN – As season-debuts go, Austin Peay State University track and field head coach Doug Molnar had to be pleased with how his Governors performed, particularly in the field events, at the Vanderbilt Indoor Opener, Saturday.

When you have a team as young as Molnar’s, good starts are imperative.

Austin Peay Women's Track and Field kicks off season well at at Vanderbilt's Indoor Opener, Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Track and Field kicks off season well at at Vanderbilt’s Indoor Opener, Saturday. (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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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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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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Austin Peay State University Track and Field head to Nashville for OVC Outdoor Championships

 

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APSU Women's Track and Field - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – For the past two seasons, Austin Peay State University track and field enjoyed a run of success unprecedented during the Doug Molnar era that had the Lady Govs among the shortlist of contenders at the Ohio Valley Conference Championships.

The injury-filled 2016 season has reduced the spotlight on Austin Peay.

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

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

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