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Kaylnn Pitts named APSU Athlete of the Week

Austin Peay Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Sophomore Kaylnn Pitts, 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.

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.

Austin Peay's Kaylnn Pitts. (APSU Sports Information)
Austin Peay’s Kaylnn Pitts. (APSU Sports Information)

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.

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

  • Junior Chris Baker, of the men’s golf team, finished fifth overall at the OVC Men’s Golf Championships, firing a 215 (69-72-74) to earn All-Tournament honors at the Fighting Joe in Muscle Shoals, AL.
  • Junior pitcher Jared Carkuff, of the baseball team, scattered four hits and two earned runs over seven innings against Morehead State – one of the nation’s most potent offenses – on Sunday, striking out six in the no-decision.

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