Cloyd leaps his way to A-Sun Athlete of the Week honors
Cloyd
Cloyd

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

MACON, Ga. (April 15, 2009) - Senior jumper Josh Cloyd (Telford, Tenn.) went head-to-head against former SoCon rivals and current Atlantic Sun competitors last weekend at the Furman Invitational, and after setting season bests in both the long and triple jump, the conference office awarded him Athlete of the Week honors on Wednesday afternoon.

 

Cloyd, a senior pharmacy major, turned in solid performances on Saturday afternoon at the Furman Invitational, as he won both the long and triple jump titles at the Irwin Belk Track Complex.  Cloyd turned in season best marks in both the long (23-02) and triple jump (47-09). Those leaps also propelled the senior jumper to the top of the performance charts in the A-Sun.

 

This is the second time Cloyd has won the award and the first during the outdoor season.

 

The Buccaneer track and field team will return to action next weekend when they compete at the UNF Osprey Challenge, which is the same track the 2009 Atlantic Sun Outdoor Championships are going to be held. 

 

The Atlantic Sun Conference is an 11-member league committed to Building Winners for Life. The A-Sun stands for achievement with integrity in both the academic and athletic arenas, with a focus on the balance between the two for our student-athletes. Headquartered in Macon, Ga., the A-Sun boasts six of the top eight media markets in the Southeast. The A-Sun includes a blend of the most prestigious and dynamic private and public institutions in the region: Belmont University, Campbell University, East Tennessee State University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Jacksonville University, Kennesaw State University, Lipscomb University, Mercer University, University of North Florida, University of South Carolina Upstate and Stetson University.

 

For more information on Buccaneer track and field, visit www.ETSUBucs.com.

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