SFA’s Nave, UIW’s Alexander Named Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Stephen F. Austin’s Imani Nave and Incarnate Word’s Sarea Alexander are the Southland Conference Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week, the league announced Wednesday. Southland Athletes of the Week are presented by MidSouth Bank.Nave registered a new Southland Conference season-best time in the 400-meter with a 54.40 clip at the Roadrunner Invitational in San Antonio, Texas. After a third-place finish in the 400m, Nave competed in a pair of Ladyjacks’ relay races, helping SFA to a third-place finish in the 4x100m race and a fourth-place performance in the 4x400m.Alexander picked up a first-place performance in the long jump (20-5) and a second-place finish in the triple jump (42-5.5) for Incarnate Word at the Baylor Invitational over the weekend. The pair of performances by the UIW senior earned her the Southland’s top spots of the season in both events.The awards mark the first of the outdoor season for both Nave and Alexander.Women’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week – Imani Nave, Stephen F. Austin – Sr. – Tomball, TexasNave earned the Southland Conference’s top time in the women’s 400m with a 54.40 mark that ranks 13th nationally. The performance earned her third-place honors at the Baylor Invitational. The Tomball, Texas, product also took part in the 4x100m and 4x400m relays for SFA.Honorable Mention: Alex Eykelbosch, McNeese; Sashane Henson, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Dominique Allen, Incarnate Word.Women’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week – Sarea Alexander, Incarnate Word – Sr. – San Antonio, TexasIn her first outdoor meet of the season, Alexander breezed her way to the top of the Southland standings, turning in the best long (20-5) and triple jump (42-5.5) performances of the season. The reigning Southland Conference Women’s Indoor Athlete of the Year’s marks in both events once again claimed her spots among the nation’s top-10 marks this season.Honorable Mention: Kayla Melgar, Abilene Christian; Kadejah Wilson, Stephen F. Austin; Migle Muraskaite, Lamar.Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more