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May 28, 2024 11:16 pm

Reeves, Faison win conference track awards

MOUNT OLIVE – The University of Mount Olive track & field teams claimed a pair of weekly league laurels from the Conference Carolinas on Tuesday afternoon, as senior Jaylin Reeves earned Women’s Track Athlete of the Week and senior Joshua Faison was selected Men’s Field Athlete of the Week.

Reeves established a pair of NCAA provisional standards in the 100m and as a member of the 4x100m relay team, as the Trojans competed at the Bill Carson Invitational, hosted by East Carolina.

The senior sprinter from Indianola, Miss., enhanced her time in the 100m and reset her school record in the event with a mark of 11.72 to place second overall. In the 4x100m relay, she served as the second leg and assisted the team in setting a time of 46.59, which ranks second in the Southeast Region this season. Additionally, she placed third in the 200m after crossing the line in 23.69 to improve her league-leading time. She leads the league in both the 100m and 200m, is third in both events in the region and ranks 16th and 14th in all of division II, respectively.

A senior thrower from Clayton, Faison secured a first-place finish in the discus while competing at the Bill Carson Invitational. He delivered a toss of 53.05 meters to claim the individual title in the event in a field of 16 competitors. Faison holds the second-best mark in the country in the event at 54.60m set earlier this season.

Faison has collected the weekly conference accolade a combined six times between the indoor and outdoor season, while Reeves has earned the honor third times.

— From University of Mount Olive Athletics