Brentwood, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) track and field swept the first weekly honors from the Ohio Valley Conference, with freshman Kenisha Phillips earning OVC Track Athlete of the Week and junior Maya Perry-Grimes earning OVC Field Athlete of the Week honors.Phillips has shown potential of being an exceptional talent in her first two meets, winning 60m at the Saluki Fast Start and the 200m at the Ed Temple Classic.
Her performance in Carbondale equaled the school record, while her outing at the Ed Temple was one-tenth of a second away from being a program indoor top-10 time. She leads the Ohio Valley Conference in both events.
Perry-Grimes did the work during the holiday break to stay ready, and it showed at the Ed Temple Classic, where she equaled her indoor career-best in the triple jump (12.25m) and set a career-indoor best in the long jump (5.76m), winning the former and coming in second in the latter event. She leads the OVC in both disciplines entering the weekend.
This is the first weekly honor of Phillips’ career and the second for Perry-Grimes. They’re the first Austin Peay State University duo to sweep the league’s weekly awards since Sabrina Richman and Savannah Amato won for the week of January 23rd, 2019.
Phillips, Perry-Grimes and the APSU Govs are back in action this weekend at the Gene Edmonds Invitational, hosted by Purdue in West Lafayette, Indiana.