HIGH POINT, N.C. – Emmanuel College's Malik Jackson and Barton College's Larry Russell have been named the Conference Carolinas Men's Indoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week, respectively, for meets held Nov. 29 - Dec. 3 , the Conference announced today.
Jackson, a sophomore from Sandersville, Ga., posted a time of 8.58 seconds in the 60m hurdles at his first outing of the season at the JDL College Kickoff Classic on Saturday in Winston-Salem, N.C. His eighth-place finish ranks him second in the conference in the 60m hurdles.
A two-time NCAA Division II All-American senior from Sicklerville, N.J., Russell started his indoor season off with a bang at the JDL College Kickoff when he provisionally qualified for the 2019 championships with a 7.25-meter mark in the long jump (23'9.5"), good for second place overall at the JDL Kickoff Classic. Russell also finished fourth in the high jump with a mark of 2.0 meters (6'6.75"). Ranked first and second in the conference in the long jump and high jump, respectively, both marks also qualified him for the conference meet.
Also nominated for Men's Indoor Track Athlete of the Week:
Jalen Martin (Lees-McRae) ran 36.66 seconds in the 300-meter dash
Matthew Difrancesco (Belmont Abbey) ran 22.93 seconds in the 200-meter dash
Also nominated for Men's Indoor Field Athlete of the Week: N/A
2019-19 Men's Track Athlete of the Week
Week One (Dec. 4) – Malik Jackson (Emmanuel)
2018-19 Men's Field Athlete of the Week
Week One (Dec. 4) – Larry Russell (Barton)