ATLANTA, Ga. - Four ASUN Conference Women's Indoor Track & Field student-athletes landed the final set of awards from the 2019 Conference Championship as Jacksonville's Savyon Toombs & Hayleigh Palotti joined Kennesaw State's Jordan Gray and Lipscomb's Courtney Brenner. Gray previously won the Most Outstanding Field Performer honor at the conference meet, while Liberty's Brant Tolsma earned the Coach of the Year honor.
2019 ASUN Indoor Track & Field Championship Award Winners
Jordan Gray, Kennesaw State - Championship Most Outstanding Performer & Most Outstanding Field Performer
Brant Tolsma, Liberty - Coach of the Year
Savyon Toombs, Jacksonville & Courtney Brenner, Lipscomb - Most Outstanding Track Performers
Hayleigh Palotti, Jacksonville - Most Outstanding Freshman Performer
Jacksonville's Toombs & Lipscomb's Brenner shared the Most Outstanding Track Performer accolade as both individuals won two races at the 2019 conference meet. Toombs finished first in the 200m & 400m Dashes with times of (23.90) and (53.98). Her time in the 200 set the championship record, while her 400 time was the second-fastest in meet history. She added points in the 4x400m Relay & DMR as the Dolphins finished second and third in the races. Toombs is the fifth different Dolphin to earn the honor and first since Courtney Walker in 2015.
Brenner swept first place in the 3,000 & 5,000m races to total 20 points for Lipscomb at the conference meet. Her time of 16:40.19 in the 5,000m run set the program's indoor record as she finished nearly 30 seconds ahead of second place to defend her title. In the 3,000m run, Brenner crossed the finish line in 9:44.18, 15 seconds ahead of second place. She is the second Bisons student-athlete to capture the Track Performer accolade joining Dani Walker in 2013-14.
The Championship Most Outstanding Performer, KSU's Gray added the Most Outstanding Field Performer honor for the second time in her career as she totaled 38 points at the conference meet. All 38 of her points came in field or combined events as she posted wins in the Pentathlon & Long Jump. Gray added second-place showings in the Pole Vault & Shot Put, while finishing fifth in the High Jump. She previously won the award in 2017 and is the fourth individual in league history to win the award on multiple occasions.
Jacksonville's Hayleigh Palotti totaled 11.5 points for the Dolphins in her debut meet to earn the Most Outstanding Freshman Performer. She is the first Dolphin to land the freshman recognition since Stormm Phillips in 2014 and seventh all-time. Palotti took home the title in the Mile Run with her time of 4:58.60, while helping JU to a third-place finish in the DMR with the quickest split in 4:51.16.