Chafausipo's Victory Earns Summit League Accolade
ELMHURST, Ill. - Oral Roberts' Clive Chafausipo and Southern Utah's Kayla Kovar were named The Summit League's Outdoor Track and Field Athletes of the Week for their performances April 10-16.
MEN'S ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Clive Chafausipo, Oral Roberts
Sr., Harare, Zimbabwe/Southeastern College
Chafausipo garners his second career Outdoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week honor and first of the season after winning the long jump at the Texas Tech Open and recording the 13th-best mark in the nation. The senior won the event with a jump of 25'1.75" (7.66m), which is a league-best and ties for 13th in the nation.
Also nominated: Zane Cooperider, IUPUI; Ramon Nelson, UMKC; Casey Orgon, North Dakota State; Andrew Stebbins, Oakland; Cody Snyder, South Dakota; Jake Schneller, South Dakota State; Shaun Murray, Southern Utah; Nathaniel Marshall, Western Illinois.
WOMEN'S ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Kayla Kovar, Southern Utah
So., Ridgecrest, Calif./UCLA
Kovar captures her first career Outdoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week award after posting the 43rd-best mark in the nation in the hammer throw at the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational. The Ridgecrest, Calif., native finished runner-up in the hammer throw with a mark of 189'0" (57.62m), which ranks second in the league. She also won the discus with a throw of 156'3" (47.62m).
Also nominated: Kimoya Harriott, UMKC; Maddie McClellan, North Dakota State; Lia Jones, Oakland; Jasmine Mosley, South Dakota; Brooke Garner, South Dakota State; Amy Byers, Western Illinois.
Previous Winners: March 20 - Bethany Buell, South Dakota; March 27 - Courtney Frerichs, UMKC; April 3 - Brooke Garner, South Dakota State; April 10 - Kristen Radcliff, Oral Roberts.
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