Mississippi College Indoor Track and Field Trio Picks Up GSC Weekly Awards

CLINTON, Miss. — The Mississippi College men’s and women’s indoor track and field team staked claim to the Gulf South Conference Weekly awards as the Choctaws swept the men’s awards with Rakeem Wilson and Ben Woolhouse and Tytavia Hardy added to her accolades on the women’s side.

Wilson picked up GSC Men’s Track Athlete of the Week while Woolhouse was named men’s field and freshman of the week. Hardy was recognized as the women’s field athlete for the second time this season.

Wilson took bronze in two events at the Samford Open. The Hamilton, Ala., native posted a time of 7.0 in the 60 meters and 22.16 in the 200 meters. His 60 meters time is third in the GSC this season while his 200 time is fifth.

Woolhouse posted a PR in the pole vault at the Samford Open with a distance of 4.55 meters (14’11”). The Tupelo, Miss., product took silver in the event and it stands as the fourth-best mark in the conference this season.

Hardy won the triple jump with a distance of 12.01 meters (39’5″) and placed second in the high jump 1.60 meters (5’3″) at the Samford Open. The Pensacola, Fla., native’s triple-jump mark is the best in the conference this season and also a NCAA provisional mark.

The GSC Indoor Championship has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 24 at the Birmingham Crossplex. The trio look to qualify for the NCAA Indoor National Championships Friday, March 12 through Saturday, March 13 in Birmingham, Ala. The Mississippi College Outdoor Season begins on Saturday, March 6 with the MC Season Opener.

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