Campos, Arvie Nab Women’s Indoor Athlete of the Week Honors

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s Valentina Campos and McNeese’s Alanna Arvie are the Southland Conference Women’s Indoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week, the league announced Wednesday.Campos took gold in two events for the Islanders over the weekend at the FasTrak Collegiate Invitational in Houston, Texas. The junior kicked things off with a first-place finish in the mile, clocking in with a personal-best 5:02.91 to defeat the next closest runner by an eight-second margin. She concluded her weekend with another top finish, this time beating 10 runners with a 10.09.80 in the 3,000-meter event.Arvie took home first-place honors in the weight throw at the FasTrak Invitational for the Cowgirlsover the weekend. The McNeese senior tossed a 65-11.0 (20.09m) in the weight throw event in addition to a fourth-place performance in the shot put with a personal best 47-5.25 (14.46m).Women’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Week – Valentina Campos, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi – Jr. – Comfort, TexasCampos was a double winner on the track at the 2020 FasTrak Collegiate Invitational in Houston over the weekend. She set a personal best in the mile, winning with a 5:02.91, a mark that currently leads the Southland. She then came back to win the 3,000m run with a 10:09.80 clip, the fifth fastest time in the conference this year.Honorable Mention: Ayana Harris, Central Arkansas; Brentney Carroll, McNeese; Sydney Howells, New Orleans.Women’s Indoor Field Athlete of the Week – Alanna Arvie, McNeese – Sr. – Oberlin, La.Arvie racked up a first-place finish in the weight throw event, defeating the second-place finisher by an 11-foot margin on her final toss of the day. The senior also competed in the shot put, taking fourth place with a personal-best mark of 47-5.25 (14.46m).Honorable Mention: Jennifer Peake, Central Arkansas; Klaire Bentley, UIW; Danielle Lorenz, New Orleans.Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more

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first_imgAdvertisementDallas Friday (born 6 September 1986) is an American wakeboarder.Her competition victories include the ESPNESPY Award for Best Female Action Sports Athlete, four X Games gold medals, and several World Wakeboarding Titles.Friday began wakeboarding aged thirteen, and began competing professionally within a year.In her rookie season she won the Americas Cup title and a silver medal at the X Games, where she was the youngest competitor.Aged fourteen, Friday won gold at the ESPN X-Games and at the NBC Gravity Games.In 2001, she won the World Cup and placed first in the 2001 Malibu Open, the first two Pro tour stops, the Vans Triple Crown Ford Ranger Pro, Cable Wakeboarding Nationals, and the X-cup. In the 2003-2004 season, Friday won all but one professional event, and in 2005 she won her third gold at the X Games.In 2006, Friday won the World, Nationals, Masters and the Pro Tour Championships, and in 2007 she was undefeated in overseas Wakeboarding World Cup events.Friday won the “Queen of Wake” title in 2009, as well as the World Title.In 2010 Friday suffered severe injuries that required 2 years of rehabilitation causing her to miss the 2011 season.In 2004, she made a guest appearance in the popular television series Kim Possible.She is named after Dallas, a small town in North Carolina where her father was raised.Image Courtesy – Dallas Friday (Instagram)Advertisementlast_img read more