DENTON, Texas (2/21/13) - Three North Texas track & field athletes were named Sun Belt "Athlete of the Week" in their respective categories for the week of February 20.
Junior Charleston Lewis was named Male Field "Athlete of the Week" after he broke his weight throw school record for the second time this season at the Sooner Invitational last Saturday. Lewis threw 17.68 meters to best his old record by more than .40 meters on his way to capturing a fourth-place finish in the event.
Junior Shahaf won her finished first in the women's high jump for the fourth time this season. Shahaf hopped an impressive 1.75 meters to become the Female Field "Athlete of the Week."
Newcomer Christina Taylor took home the top spot in the women's 800-meter run in a time of 2:14.64 at the Sooner Invite. Taylor's converted time of 2:14.10 is the best in the SBC and helped her become Female Track "Athlete of the Week."
North Texas track & field makes their last appearance at the Sun Belt Conference Indoor Championships Feb. 24-25 in Jonesboro, Ark.