LakePoint, Ga. - The league office handed down its ASUN Conference Men's Track and Field postseason honors this Thursday upon the completion of the 22nd ASUN Championship meet. For the first time in conference history, the ASUN named two Outstanding Track Performers, with three Kennesaw State athletes earning honors.
After helping the Owls to their fifth consecutive title, senior Terrell Singleton takes home his first ASUN Championship Outstaning Track Performer. Singleton crushed the previous meet record last weekend with a 13.92 in the 110m hurdles, taking first and beating the previous record mark by four-hundredths of a second. The senior also ran to second in the 400m hurdles with a season-best time of 52.80, and helped KSU to first in the 4x100m (41.01). His fourth-place finish in the 100m (10.74) was good for four points, as Singleton finished with 24.5 overall.
Lipscomb's Juan Gonzalez took first in both the 1500m and 5000m with times of 3:49.72 and 14:37.71 respectively to share the Outstanding Track Performer accolade with Singleton. Gonzalez' times both fell just short of meet records, with his 1500m pace just a tenth of a second above the previous ASUN Championship best. His two event wins give him 20 points overall, tying fellow senior Wayne Newman for a team-high.
KSU's Fabeon Tucker earns unanimous Most Outstanding Field Performer nods after finishing in the top-two of four different throwing events. The senior took gold in the hammer throw (58.66m) and the discus (53.11m) while grabbing silver in the shot put (15.40m) and javelin (50.18m). Tucker's mark in the discus set a new meet record and is the farthest any ASUN athlete has thrown in 2017 by nearly six and a half meters. His hammer throw cleared the field by seven meters, while his shot put throw was second only to teammate Chuck McConville.
Cameron Bolden is the first Kennesaw State athlete to take home Outstanding Freshman Performer since Jalil Braxton in 2014. The first-year Owl recorded three gold medal wins at the ASUN Track and Field Championship taking individual victories in the 100m (10.42) and the 200m (21.35), while helping KSU to a first-place finish in the 4x100m (41.01). Bolden's 100m and 200m times are season-bests for the ASUN, with the former beating the rest of the field by more than a tenth of a second.
Gonzalez' season-best time of 29:39.92 in the Raleigh Relays 10,000m ranks 44th in the NCAA East Region, while Singleton's time at the ASUN Championship ranks 16th. Both athletes will join Fabeon Tucker at Division I Track and Field East preliminaris, as the thrower's 59.77m in the hammer earlier this year ranks 47th.
Kennesaw State set an ASUN Championship record with its 327 point tally the previous week, to give the Owls their fifth straight postseason victory. The men's side put up 13 event wins at the meet sweeping the podium seven times.