DENTON, Texas (2/15/13) - North Texas track & field athletes senior Chelsea Hermes and junior Clint Collins were named Sun Belt Conference Track & Field "Athlete of the Week" for their respective performances at the Iowa State Classic this past Saturday.
Hermes captured second-place with 3638 points in her first pentathlon of the 2013 indoor season at the Iowa State Classic. Hermes finished first among collegiate competitors on her way to taking charge of the event in the SBC.
"I was already so excited about the conference meet coming up after the last meet in Iowa, but being named "Athlete of the Week" made it even better," Hermes said after hearing the news. "I'm happy to be able to represent the women's side in the Sun Belt. It's those kind of things that really motivate me for the conference meet."
Collins brought home a first-place finish for North Texas in the men's seeded 400-meter dash. Collins broke his own school record of 47.17 with a time of 46.50. Collins now holds first-place in the Sun Belt in the event. Collins also anchored the men's 4x400 meter relay that took home fifth.
North Texas track & field makes their last appearance before the SBC Indoor Championships this weekend at the Oklahoma Invitational in Norman, Okla.