Track & Field travels to Birmingham for Samford Invitational

WKU junior Aaron Stevens (left) and freshman Peter Agaba compete in the men’s 3000 meter Steeplechase Saturday at the Hilltopper Relays. The two finished third and second respectively behind Marshall freshman William Shaffer. Photo by Luke Franke/HERALD

Hunter Frint

The WKU Track & Field program has found both team and individual success so far this season, and looks to carry that generated momentum forward this weekend into Birmingham, Alabama’s Samford Invitational.

This past weekend at the Meyo Invitational, multiple Hilltoppers and Lady Tops broke personal records, program records, and etched themselves into Conference USA records books.

Sophomore sprinter Carrol Hardy was honored on Monday as the C-USA Female Track Athlete of the Week for the second time this season. Hardy placed second in the elite field of the 60-meter dash of the Meyo Invitational, clocking 7.43 seconds. This is the fifth time this season that she has finished the 60-meter dash in less than 7.5 seconds, making her one of only three athletes in the C-USA to accomplish this feat this season.

Other Toppers that have been awarded the title of C-USA athlete of the week this season include Emmanuel Dasor, Karleigh Parker and Ventavius Sears.

With a total of six honors between Hardy, Dasor, Parker, and Sears, Track & Field contributes to WKU’s grand total of 36 Player of the Week awards earned throughout all WKU sports.

Coming up this weekend, the WKU Track & Field team will be traveling to Birmingham to compete in the Samford Invitational. This will be their last regular meet this season, with the program’s first ever C-USA Indoor Championships looming just weeks away.