GREENVILLE, S.C. – Furman's Aaron Templeton has been named the Southern Conference men's outdoor track of the week, while the Paladins' Gabbi Jennings claimed the women's award, the conference office announced Wednesday. Selections were made by panels of the league's track and field coaches.
Templeton competed at the Raleigh Relays in Raleigh, N.C., on Saturday, shattering the school record in the 10,000m invitational run to claim the win in 28:27.85. The senior from Knoxville, Tenn., dropped 48 seconds off of the old school mark set in 2017. Templeton's time is the best in the SoCon this season by more than 20 seconds and ranks third in the NCAA East Region and eighth on the NCAA Division I performance list.
Jennings won the 3,000m steeplechase at the Raleigh Relays on Saturday, turning in her collegiate-best time of 9:59.54 to take more than five seconds off the meet and facility record. The senior from Slidell, La., is third on the NCAA Division I performance list and second in the East Region with her Saturday effort. The weekly award is the second of Jennings' career and first since April 12, 2017.
Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information
2019 Southern Conference Outdoor Track and Field Athletes of the Week
March 20 Noah Charles, ETSU
March 27 Matt Scarr, ETSU
April 3 Aaron Templeton, Furman
March 21 Lindsey Stallworth, ETSU
March 27 Kennedy Thomson, Chattanooga
April 3 Gabbi Jennings, Furman