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Austin Peay State University Track and Field heads to Virginia for ASUN Championships

APSU Women's Track and FieldClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) track and field team competes in its first ASUN Conference Track and Field Championships, Friday-Saturday, at the Liberty Track Complex in Lynchburg, Virginia.

The Governors enter the ASUN Championships with four student-athletes leading the conference and ranking in the top 100 nationally in their respective events – Kenisha Phillips (200- and 400-meter dash), Amani Sharif (long jump), and Karlijn Schouten (pole vault).

The competition begins at 8:00am CT, Friday, with the combined events of the women’s heptathlon followed by the pentathlon. The first events in the field begin with the weight throw at 2:00pm, while the track events begin at the same time as the women’s one-mile trial.

Thursday kicks off with the heptathlon’s 60-meter hurdles, pole vault, and 1,000-meter meter before the field events begin with the women’s shot put and triple jump at 9:00am The women’s one-mile final begins at 11:00am to begin the final day’s events.

The award presentation will begin at 2:30pm.

As she has throughout her Austin Peay State University career, Phillips has continued to rewrite the Governors’ record books throughout her senior campaign. A 10-time conference champion and two-time athlete of the year in the Ohio Valley Conference, Phillips posted the fastest 400-meter dash in indoor program history at the Lenny Lyles Invitational in January and holds all five of the fastest times in the program following a 53.50, second-place finish at the Music City Challenge two weeks ago.

Phillips also enters the ASUN Championships with the fasted 200-meter dash in the conference with a 23.81 time, set at the Vanderbilt Invitation on January 20th, and the third-best 60-meter which she set in Nashville as well.

Schouten has posted the top two pole vaults in the ASUN this season and posted a season-best mark of 4.03 meters in Louisville last month. Schouten enters the championships with a share of four of the top seven leaps in program history and five of the top 10 marks.

Sharif’s 6.22-meter long jump in the Govs’ season opener is 0.19 meters longer than the next-best ASUN student-athlete and ranks 22 in Division I this season.

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