HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - From William Carey University Sports Information Department
Four William Carey University athletes were honored for helping their respective teams capture Southern States Athletic Conference championships.
The honorees included:
- Freshman Brittany Jones was named SSAC women’s field athlete of the week after she was the top women’s scorer at the SSAC Track and Field Championship Meet. Jones, a Soso native, won the long jump (5.68 meters) and the triple jump (10.92 meters).
Jones, who earned SSAC athlete of the week for a second time this season, made a qualifying mark for the NAIA region meet in the long jump
- Senior Mia Bridges was named SSAC women’s track athlete of the week. The Laurel native won the 100-meter dash in 12.28 seconds and also ran legs on Carey’s winning 4X100-meter relay team (46.56 seconds) and 4X400-meter relay team (4 minutes, 0.68 seconds).
Bridges, who was honored for a second as SSAC athlete of the week, also ran a personal best in the 200-meter dash.
- Senior Geoffrey Kipchumba was honored as the men’s track athlete for the second time this season after winning three individual events and running a leg on Carey’s winning 4X800-meter relay team.
The Eldoret, Kenya native won at 800 meters (1:57.93), 1,500 meters (3:59.91) and 5,000 meters (14:42.84).
- Senior Gloria Kaufman was named SSAC women’s tennis player of the week for the first time this season after winning once at No. 3 singles and three times as part of Carey’s No. 3 doubles team in the SSAC .
Kaufman, a native of Jageberg, Austria, won her singles and doubles matches against No. 11 Louisiana State University-Alexandria and also won doubles matches against No. 23 Loyola University-New Orleans and No. 13 Middle Georgia State University.