ATLANTA, Ga. - Liberty's trio of Tanner Ealum, Patria Vaimaona and Taylen Langin all posted victories or top-two performances at the Liberty Kickoff meet to earn ASUN Conference Women's Indoor Track and Field weekly accolades, announced Wednesday by the league office.
ASUN Women's Indoor Track Performer of the Week - Jan. 30th
Tanner Ealum, Liberty
Junior | Sprints/Mid-Distance | Anchorage, Alaska | Nursing
- First Career ASUN Conference Indoor Track Performer of the Week award; first-ever for Liberty
- Competed in two events at the Liberty Kickoff meet; 500-meter & 4x400m Relay
- Won the 500m in a meet record setting time of 1:11.92; ranks 10th in the world this year
- Added event win in 4x400 with a split time of 55.01 to combine for overall time of 3:46.30
- Relay time currently sits as the second-best time in the conference this season
Other Nominees: Katie Meyer, Kennesaw State.
ASUN Women's Indoor Field Performer of the Week - Jan. 30th
Patria Vaimaona, Liberty
Junior | Throws | Waimanalo, Hawaii | Interdisciplinary Studies
- First Career ASUN Conference Indoor Field Athlete of the Week award; first-ever for Liberty
- Competed at the Liberty Kickoff meet in the weight throw and shot put
- Won the weight throw by more than four feet with her top toss of 18.96m (62'2.5)
- Ranks first in the ASUN & 65th in the NCAA; leads the ASUN by 0.75 meters
- Grabbed fourth place in the shot put with her top throw of 13.99m (45'10.75)
Other Nominees: Da'Yona Henry, Kennesaw State.
ASUN Women's Indoor Freshman of the Week - Jan. 30th
Taylen Langin, Liberty
Freshman | Pole Vault | Meridian, Idaho | Exercise Science
- First Career ASUN Conference Freshman of the Week award; first-ever for Liberty
- Competed in the Pole Vault at the Liberty Kickoff in her second collegiate meet
- Grabbed second place in the event with her top clearance of 3.80m (12'5.5)
- Owns the top-two marks in the conference this season
- Previously cleared 3.85m (12'7.5) at the Hokie Invitational
Other Nominees: Brenda Ayuk, Kennesaw State.
ASUN Women's Indoor Track & Field Weekly Winners
Jan. 30th - Track: Tanner Ealum, Liberty | Field: Patria Vaimaona, Liberty | Freshman: Taylen Langin, Liberty
Jan. 23rd - Track: Sonja Andenmatten, North Florida | Field: Jordan Gray, Kennesaw State | Freshman: Sonja Andenmatten, North Florida
Jan. 16th - Track: Savyon Toombs, Jacksonville | Field: Jordan Gray, Kennesaw State | Freshman: Hayleigh Palotti, Jacksonville