Richards broke her own school record in the 5000m indoor run at Saturday’s TSU Invitational with a 17:52.32 mark that placed her second. It’s the second-fastest mark in the Ohio Valley Conference this season and bettered her old mark by nearly seven-tenths of a second.
Tuesday, Richards was named OVC Women’s Track Co-Athlete of the Week, her first career weekly honor in track and field. She was named women’s cross country’s Runner of the Week, Oct. 9, for earning her career’s third win at the JSU Foothills Invitational.The Copies in a Flash APSU Athlete of the Week is selected by the APSU Sports Information staff each Tuesday during the academic year. Copies in a Flash, of Clarksville, sponsors the award.
Other notable performances by Austin Peay athletes included:
Senior Sean Bailey, of the men’s tennis team, defeated Southern Illinois’ Brandon Florez (6-2, 6-1) in No. 1 singles before teaming with Jasmin Ademovic to defeat Florez and Martijn Admiraal (8-4) in No. 1 doubles in the Govs home dual opener, Saturday.
Freshman Chris Horton, of the men’s basketball team, had his second double-double in three games (11 points, 10 rebounds) and blocked six shots in the Govs loss to Murray State, Saturday. Horton earned OVC Freshman of the Week honors for his performance – his seventh weekly honor this season and the most in the OVC since Eastern Kentucky’s Matt Witt earned all 11 Freshman of the Week honors the conference awarded during the 2002-03 season.