Jackson earns second adidas® OVC Female Track Athlete of the Week honor

Jackson earns second adidas® OVC Female Track Athlete of the Week honor

By Layne Weitzel, TTU Sports Information

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – D'Airrien Jackson has been named the adidas® OVC Female Track Athlete of the Week for the second time this season, as announced by the Ohio Valley Conference on Wednesday in its latest weekly report of the 2017-18 indoor season.

USTFCCCA South Region ninth-ranked Tennessee Tech appeared at the invitation-only Tyson Invitational last weekend at Arkansas, where Jackson raced in both the 200m and 400m dashes.

The junior placed sixth in the 400m dash invitational with a career-best time of 52.84, breaking the previous Tech school record of 53.20. The time ranks first in the OVC and 12th in NCAA Division I indoor track, and it also ranked among the top 10 times in the event from Feb. 5-11.

Jackson also finished 24th in the 200m dash with a time of 24.28, which now stands at third-fastest in the OVC.

Jackson was last named Track Athlete of the Week on Jan. 18. She shares this week's honor with Murray State's Tamdra Lawrence.

The list of female OVC weekly honor recipients for Feb. 14 is as follows:
Co-Track Athletes of the Week – Tamdra Lawrence, Murray State & D'Airrien Jackson, Tennessee Tech
Co-Field Athletes of the Week – Liz Marcinek, Eastern Kentucky & Angel Horton, Tennessee State
 
Tech will next race as a team next weekend at the OVC Indoor Championships in Charleston, Illinois.
 
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