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APSU Lady Govs’ Kaylnn Pitts earns OVC Female Field Athlete of the Week honor

Austin Peay Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUBrentwood, TN – Sophomore jumper Kaylnn Pitts has been adidas® / Ohio Valley Conference Female Field Athlete of the Week, the conference office announced Wednesday.

Austin Peay Women's Track and Field sophomore jumper Kaylnn Pitts. (APSU Sports Information)
Austin Peay Women’s Track and Field sophomore jumper Kaylnn Pitts. (APSU Sports Information)

Pitts continued her quest to put the school triple jump record out of reach, hitting 12.73m in the event at the prestigious Drake Relays. She finished second among collegians and fourth overall.

The Woonsocket, RI, native has ascended to the top of the lists in the Ohio Valley Conference, leading the league in the triple jump and ranking third in the long jump entering the weekend.

She’s tied for 13th in the triple jump and 49th in the long jump in the region, and is 24th nationally in the triple jump. She and her Lady Gov teammates will compete this weekend at the Memphis Tiger Invitational.

This is Pitts’ third weekly honor this month from the OVC office – she won the award April 1st and shared the April 15th honor with Tennessee State’s Amber Hughes. Overall, an Austin Peay track or field athlete has won a weekly honor nine times in 2015.

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