first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Stephen F. Austin’s Dominique Jackson and Kaylee Bizzell are the Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week, the league announced Wednesday. All Southland Athletes of the Week are presented by MidSouth Bank.Stephen F. Austin’s duo competed at separate events over the weekend, as Jackson ran at the Louisiana Classics in Lafayette, La. Meanwhile, Bizzell took first place in the pole vault at the TCU Invitational in Ft. Worth, Texas. In addition to a winning performance in the 400-meter dash, Jackson boosted her Ladyjacks squad to first place in the 4x400m relay.Bizzell took first among collegiate competitors and third overall in the pole vault with a personal-best mark of 13-11.75.Women’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week – Dominique Jackson, Stephen F. Austin – Sr. – Richmond, TexasJackson ran across a pair of events for the Ladyjacks marking a 1:02.04 clip in the 400m dash. The senior’s individual performance marks the third fastest Southland Conference 400m time of the season. Jackson followed up as a leg of the 4x400m relay team that finished first overall with a 3:46.64. The relay squad’s performance ranks first among the Southland this season.Honorable Mention: Natashia Jackson, Northwestern State; Gracie Hyde, Central Arkansas; Breanna Ransom, Incarnate Word; Briahna Gerlach, Abilene Christian; Valentina Campos, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.Women’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week – Kaylee Bizzell, Stephen F. Austin – Jr. – Golden, TexasBizzell capped the weekend as the top collegiate finisher in the pole vault at the TCU Invitational, opening the outdoor season with a person record of 13-11.75. Her winning vault at the TCU event ranks first in the nation among outdoor pole vault performances.Honorable Mention: Lauren Clarke, Northwestern State; Madison Miles, Incarnate Word; Kayla Melgar, Abilene Christian.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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