NSU’s Larkins, HBU’s Welch Nab Final Men’s Indoor Track & Field Weekly Honors

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Northwestern State’s Micah Larkins and Houston Baptist’s Christopher Welch are the Southland Conference Men’s Indoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week, the conference announced Wednesday. All Southland Athletes of the Week are presented by MidSouth Bank.Larkins raced his way to the Southland’s fastest performance of the season in the 60-meter Dash with a 6.66 clip over the weekend at the LSU Twilight in Baton Rouge, La. The senior’s pace was enough for first-place in a field of 22 runners.Welch nabbed the season’s final weekly field award after a second-place finish in the long jump for the Huskies at the Texas A&M Aggie Twilight this past weekend. He leaped 22 feet, 9.75 inches to close out the event.The pair of award winners will look to continue their successes in the 2019 Southland Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships next Monday and Tuesday (Feb. 24-25). The event will kick off Monday morning at 8:30 a.m. CT inside the Birmingham Crossplex in Birmingham, Ala.Men’s Track Athlete of the Week – Micah Larkins, Northwestern State – Sr. – Princeton, La.The senior set a new conference best in the 60-meter Dash with 6.66 performance. The finish won him the event and stands as the second-best time in the NCAA for last week. He currently ranks 25th nationally among NCAA Division I sprinters in the 60-meter event for the indoor season.Honorable Mention: Denim Rogers, Houston Baptist.Men’s Field Athlete of the Week – Christopher Welch, Houston Baptist – Fr. – Dickinson, TexasWelch was the top collegiate finisher at the Aggie Twilight in College Station, Texas, placing second overall in the long jump event. His final jump of 22-9.75 ranks in the top 20 long jump performances of the indoor season for the Southland Conference.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

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