Truman Nabs A Pair Of GLVC Track And Field Awards

The Truman State Track and Field program nabbed a couple of GLVC weekly awards before the Outdoor Championships this weekend. Sophie Oxandale was the Women’s Track Athlete of the Week and Jacob Morris was the Men’s Field Athlete of the Week.

Oxandale reset her 800-meter record on Thursday at the Drake Relays when she ran 2:11.07. Oxandale finished sixth in the race and enters the conference meet ranked first in the league and 35th in Division II. She owns both the Truman State indoor and outdoor 800-meter records.

Morris picked up his ninth career Track & Field weekly honor, his third outdoor award this season and fifth during the academic year. He was the Drake Relays Champion in the invited Discus throw on Friday evening. He won the event with a mark of 57.29 meters and then on Saturday placed seventh in the hammer with a distance of 58.62 meters. Morris heads into the conference meet ranked first in both the javelin and discus, second in the hammer throw and fourth in the shot put. Nationally, Morris has the top discus throw in Division II this season at 58.37 meters and is 16th in the hammer (60.01 meters).

Missouri S&T will host the GLVC Outdoor Championships that start on Thursday.