HIGH POINT, N.C. – North Greenville University's Jackson Junkins and Barton College's Micah Clemons have been named the Conference Carolinas Men’s Indoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week, respectively, for meets held Jan. 31 - Feb. 4 , the Conference announced today.
North Greenville freshman Jackson Junkins turned in a time of 48.54 seconds in the 400 meter dash to place 18th amongst a competitive field at the Carolina Challenge this weekend in Columbia, South Carolina. Junkins currently holds the fifth fastest time in the conference for the 2018-19 indoor season.
Barton junior Micah Clemons had an outstanding meet this past Sunday at the Vince Brown Invitational in Newport News, Va. Clemons won the weight throw with a mark of 17.98m (59' 0") while taking fourth in the shot put with a mark of 14.65m (48' 0.75"). In the weight throw, Clemons was able to set a new school record, secure the top league mark and rank No. 29 in the nation. In addition, Clemons qualified provisionally to the NCAA Division II Championships in the weight throw. In the shot put, Clemons currently ranks second in the league. Clemons won the Conference Carolinas weekly field honor earlier this year and is a 2018 All-Southeast Region honoree in both events.
Also nominated for Men’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Week:
Anton Ledell (Lees-McRae) - 10:54.75 DMR, 1st place; 2:00.76 in 800m, 18th place; 3:35.27 in 4x400m relay, 14th place
Also nominated for Men’s Indoor Field Athlete of the Week:
Anatoley Gamza (North Greenville) - 4.30m in pole vault, 3rd place
Braidon Miller (King) - 14.91m in shot put, 6th place; 16.13m in weight throw, 7th place
2018-19 Men’s Track Athlete of the Week
Week One (Dec. 4) – Malik Jackson (Emmanuel)
Week Two (Dec. 11) – Tai Smith (Mount Olive)
Week Three (Jan. 15) - Peyton Shelton (Barton)
Week Four (Jan. 22) - Ethan Morrison (Limestone)
Week Five (Jan. 29) - Altan Cornu (Mount Olive)
Week Six (Feb. 5) - Jackson Junkins (North Greenville)
2018-19 Men’s Field Athlete of the Week
Week One (Dec. 4) – Larry Russell (Barton)
Week Two (Dec. 11) – N/A
Week Three (Jan. 15) - Micah Clemons (Barton)
Week Four (Jan. 22) - Brandon Bennett (Limestone)
Week Five (Jan. 29) - Martin Bayles (Mount Olive)
Week Six (Feb. 5) - Micah Clemons (Barton)