first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Stephen F. Austin’s Brittany Innis and Northwestern State’s Kelsey Frank are the Southland Conference Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week, the league announced Wednesday. Southland Athletes of the Week are presented by MidSouthBank.com.Innis set a school record for SFA in the 3,000-meter steeplechase over the weekend at the Mt. SAC Relays in Torrance, Calif. The senior crossed the line at 10:28.28 for a 14th place finish that stands as the Southland’s best steeplechase time this season. Innis’ mark ranks 33rd nationally heading into the 2019 Southland Championships set for Friday, May 3 through Sunday, May 5.Frank performed in one event for Northwestern State, claiming first-place honors in the javelin throw with a 168-5-foot launch at the LSU Alumni Gold in Baton Rouge, La., over the weekend. The Oberlin, La., product broke a 20-year-old NSU program record with her heave and claimed the conference’s best javelin toss of the season.Women’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week – Brittany Innis, Stephen F. Austin – Sr. – Cedar Park, TexasInnis set a school record in the 3000m steeplechase over the weekend in Torrance, Calif., finishing the race with a new personal best mark of 10:28.28 at the Mt. SAC Relays. Her performance marked a top time in the Southland Conference this season and ranks 33rd nationally.Honorable Mention: Natashia Jackson, Northwestern State; Gracie Hyde, Central Arkansas; Dominique Allen, Incarnate Word.Women’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week – Kelsey Frank, Northwestern State – Sr. – Oberlin, La.The senior won the javelin throw, breaking a 20-year-old school record with a 168-5-foot mark along the way at the LSU Alumni Gold this past weekend. Following her performance, Frank now sits on top of the Southland with her top toss nearly 18 feet longer than the second-best mark. Her effort this weekend ranks 20th nationally among javelin competitors.Honorable Mention: Nastassja Campbell, Stephen F. Austin; Sarea Alexander, Incarnate Word; Lonnie Smith, 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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