North Greenville's Richardson and King's Okot Named Conference Carolinas Men's Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week

HIGH POINT, N.C.North Greenville University's Tevin Richardson and King University's Vincent Okot have been named the Conference Carolinas Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week, respectively, for meets held Apr. 10-16, the Conference announced today.

A freshman from Calhoun Falls, S.C. Richardson had quite the showing at the Beynon Sports Catamount Classic hosted by Western Carolina University. Richardson would notch a runner-up finish in the 200 meter with a time of 21.46 seconds, which was top collegiate time, as he only finished behind Olympic Silver Medalist and World Champion Manteo Mitchell.

Okot, a senior from Murfreesboro, Tenn., posted a pair of top-three finishes for the Tornado at the Beynon Sports Catamount Classic hosted by Western Carolina University. He would win the triple jump with a jump of 15.30 meters, breaking a 10-year-old King school record. Okot would notch a runner-up finish in the long jump with a distance of 6.86 meters.

 

Also nominated for Men’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week: Tedric Shannon (Mount Olive), Jannai Maxwell (Southern Wesleyan) & Joel Lagat (Barton)

Also nominated for Men’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week: Martin Bayles (Mount Olive) & Raheme Dawkins (Barton)

 

2017 Men’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week
Week One (Mar. 21) – JJ Sherman (North Greenville)
Week Two (Mar. 28) – Guillermo Rendon-Alcala (Mount Olive)
Week Three (Apr. 4) – Jonathan Dahlke (Mount Olive)
Week Four (Apr. 11) – Guillermo Rendon-Alcala (Mount Olive)
Week Five (Apr. 18) – Tevin Richardson (North Greenville) 

2017 Men’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week
Week One (Mar. 21) – Larry Russell Jr. (Barton)
Week Two (Mar. 28) – Vincent Okot (King)
Week Three (Apr. 4) – Julian Smallwood (Belmont Abbey)
Week Four (Apr. 11) – Nick Greyno (Mount Olive)
Week Five (Apr. 18) – Vincent Okot (King)