ATLANTA - The SAA announced the men's and women's track & field Athletes of the Week for outdoor events competed March 20 - 26 and, following voting from the league head coaches, Berry's Genesis Leggett won Women's Field Athlete of the Week. Oglethorpe's Kayla Trice captured Women's Track Athlete of the Week and her Stormy Petrel teammate Omari Miller won Men's Track Athlete of the Week.
SAA Women's Field Athlete of the Week - Genesis Leggett of Berry
Freshman Genesis Leggett (pictured at right) had a record day at the Emory Classic throwing a lifetime PR and new Berry School Record in the Shot Put with a throw of 11.69m, which currently is the second best throw in the conference. She also threw a 11' PR in the Discus finishing 5th with a 39.33m. That throw is the top mark in the SAA, #13 in the Nation and is the farthest throw by a Freshman in the Nation so far this season. She also had a lifetime PR in both the hammer and the javelin this weekend going 4 for 4 on PR's.
SAA Women's Track Athlete of the Week - Kayla Trice of Oglethorpe
Freshman sprinter Kayla Trice had a school record performing day this past weekend at the Emory Classic. She ran the 100m dash to a new Oglethorpe school record time of 12.30, which beats the old record set in 2012. With her new school record time, Kayla sits 1st in the SAA and 10th in the nation for NCAA DIII.
SAA Men's Track Athlete of the Week - Omari Miller of Oglethorpe
Freshman mid-distance runner Omari Miller had a school record performing day this past weekend at the Emory Classic. He started out the day running the 1500m race in an Oglethorpe school record time of 4:07.44, which out paces the old record which was set in 1986. Omari currently stands 2nd in the SAA for the 1500m race. Additionally Omari came back later in the day to set his own OU school record in the 800m race. His new personal record time of 1:56.28 current sits him 1st in the SAA for the 800m and 26th in NCAA DIII.