Mississippi College indoor track and field swept the Gulf South Conference Men’s Athlete of the Week awards and grabbed the GSC’s Female Field Athlete of the Week award as announced by the conference office on Monday, Feb. 17.
Tytavia Hardy was brought home GSC Female Field Athlete of the Week while Todd McInnis was named the conference’s male track athlete of the week and Mason Quimby claimed the GSC Male Field and Freshman of the Week as the Choctaws and Lady Choctaws prepare for the Inaugural GSC Indoor Track and Field Championships.
Hardy claimed her fourth weekly accolade with her efforts this weekend at the Samford Open in Birmingham, Ala. The Pensacola, Fla., sophomore finished third in the women’s triple jump as she posted a distance of 38’8.75. Hardy recorded a Division II provisional distance of 39’1.75 in the event at the Wendy’s/Pittsburg State University Invitational earlier in the month.
McInnis posted a personal best time of 1:57.77 in the 800 meters at the Samford Open and finished sixth overall. The time is the fifth best in the event inside the conference. He was also a member of the 4×400 relay team that checked in with a time of 3:31.89 and sixth place finish.
Quimby recorded a personal best distance of 6’2.75 in the high jump at the Open. He finished sixth in the event. The mark is the fifth best in the conference this season.
McInnis and Quimby become the first MC male athletes to garner one of the conference’s weekly awards this season and the first since Evan Del Rio was named GSC Freshman of the Week on April 30, 2019.
Mississippi College returns to action on Tuesday, Feb. 18 as it travels to the Inaugural Gulf South Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships. The two-day event is being hosted at the Birmingham Crossplex.
(written by Mississippi College -Kyle Lewis)