POSTED: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 1:06pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 1:14pm
El Paso, Texas - Mark Jackson was named the Conference USA Athlete of the Week for his performance at Drake Relays.
The junior took on some of the world’s elite athletes at the highly competitive 2013 Drake Relays, helping the No. 25 men’s team earn their second individual title at the meet. The jumper registered the third-best leap in the nation in the triplejump of 16.19m (53-01.50), which is also a personal best. Jackson also leads conference in the event and secured the No. 8 spot in the school recordbooks with that jump.
This is Jackson’s first C-USA Outdoor Athlete of the Week honor and the fifthconsecutive week that the UTEP men’s team claims the C-USA Athlete of the Week award.