ATLANTA - The SAA announced the women's track & field Athletes of the Week for events competed last weekend and, after voting by the league head coaches, Sewanee's L'Or Puymartin claimed Track of the Week while Victoria Amadi of Hendrix won yet another Field Athlete of the Year honor to cap an amazing career.
SAA Women's Track Athlete of the Week - L'Or Puymartin of Sewanee
Sewanee senior L'Or Puymartin (pictured at right) set a school record in the steeplechase this past weekend at the Mountain Laurel Invitational. Her time of 12:01.72 broke her own school record set earlier this year and ranks her 4th on the current SAA Performance List and 12th in the SSE Region rankings.
SAA Women's Field Athlete of the Week - Victoria Amadi of Hendrix
Victoria Amadi of Hendrix jumped 12.26m (40-2.75) in the Triple Jump at the Central Arkansas Open this Saturday. The mark came after an initial jump of 12.23m earlier in the competition, breaking her school record from her freshman year set at the National Championships. Her series included 4 jumps over 12.11m, with her fifth attempt being a 12.26m leap to win the competition. She now ranks second on the NCAA list.
Amadi on the approach for her jump
Other notable performances from around the league:
Anastasia Lyon of Centre had a wonderful final regular season meet of her senior year at the Centre Twilight Meet this past Friday night. Anastasia first ran in the women's 100 meters where she posted a new personal best 12.69; this time ranks Anastasia 7th on the SAA Performance List. Next, Anastasia ran the 200 in a time of 26.77 which places her 8th on the SAA PL. Anastasia was also the quickest leg on both the 4x100 and 4x400 relays which ran their best times of the season in 52.16 and 4:19.51 respectively; those teams are both ranked 5th on the SAA PL.
Aja Leachman of Centre had the best all-around track & field meet of her collegiate career thus far at the Centre Twilight Meet this past Friday night. First, Aja competed in the women's hammer throw where she won the event filled with many women of all divisions; Aja's throw of 146'3" was a new personal best and ranks her 3rd on the SAA PL. Next Aja finished in second place in the women's shot put with a throw of 37'5.25"; Aja is ranked 3rd on the SAA PL with a throw of 38'0" which was a personal best. Lastly, Aja finished in 1st place in the women's discus throw with a new personal best 116'11"; this throw also ranks Aja 3rd on the SAA PL.
Sewanee sophomore Meredith Stuber had four personal best performances this past weekend a the Mountain Laurel Invitational. She tied her best jump ever in the high jump with a performance of 1.40 meters, then improved her personal best in the javelin with a throw of 20.79 meters. Then in the 100 meter dash she ran a lifetime best of 13.74 seconds only to be followed by a personal best in the 100 meter hurdles of 16.94. In addition to this, Meredith ran legs on the 4 x 100 and 4 x 400 meter relays that both had their best times of the year.