Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Buccaneer duo earns first A-Sun honors
MACON, Ga. (Jan. 16, 2013) – A pair of ETSU distance runners took home the Atlantic Sun Men’s and Women’s Track Athlete of the Week honors, as sophomore Filip Jalovy (Modrice Czech Republic) and junior Chelsea Clark (Fairmont, W.V.) were named the weekly award winners by the league office on Wednesday.
Both Buccaneers competed last Thursday and Friday at the UAB Blazer Indoor Invitational inside the Birmingham CrossPlex on the campus of Alabama Birmingham.
Clark got the meet started on Thursday, competing in the women’s 5000m and finishing fifth among 18 competitors by clocking in at 18:16.61. The time marked a personal best for Clark, beating her previous high by over four seconds. The fifth-place finish was Clark’s best in an indoor event since taking third in the mile and fourth in the 3000m at the Appalachian Invitational in December of 2011, and was her best finish in the 5000m in her collegiate career.
Jalovy took aim at the men’s 3000m on Friday, finishing third out of 25 runners with a time of 8:34.07. The time was a collegiate best for Jalovy, who was one of four to break the meet record in the event. Freshman Angus Baldwin (Tumbi Umbi, Australia) was another of the four, finishing in fourth place a little over one second behind Jalovy. Junior Anders Ludvigsen (Odense, Denmark) also earned a top 10 in the event by finishing sixth.
The weekly honors are the first of both Clark’s and Jalovy’s collegiate careers.
ETSU gets back underway this Friday and Saturday, hosting the 35th annual Niswonger Invitational at the MSHA Athletics Center.
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