#SummitITF Athletes of the Week

#SummitITF Athletes of the Week

ELMHURST, Ill. – After a number of personal bests and record-breaking performances during the first official weekend of indoor track & field action, South Dakota State's Bryant Courter and South Dakota's Corey Reid earned co-honors for Men's Athlete of the Week while Oral Roberts' Aniekeme Etim received the weekly accolade on the women's side.

BRYANT COURTER, SOUTH DAKOTA STATE

So. // Rich Hill, Mo.

  • Competed at SDSU Holiday Open
  • Set career-bests en route to winning the triple and long jump events
  • Triple jump mark (15.26m, 50-0.75) broke school record
  • Moved to second all-time in SDSU history with a 7.43m (24-4.50) mark in the long jump
  • Ranks fourth on the NCAA performance list in both the triple and long jump this season

COREY REID, SOUTH DAKOTA  

Jr. // Carson, City, Nev.

  • Competed at SDSU Holiday Open
  • Garner 5,365 points to win the heptathlon
  • Broke a school record in the heptathlon by 600 points
  • Ranks third on the NCAA performance list in 2017
  • That point total would have won at indoor league championships the last four years

ANIEKEME ETIM, ORAL ROBERTS  

Fr. // Nigeria

  • Competed at Bob Timmons Challenge
  • Emerged with two second-place performances (60-meter dash & 4x400m relay)
  • In her collegiate debut, broke school record in the 60m (7.42)
  • Tied for second on the NCAA performance list this season in the 60m
  • The ORU women's 4x4 time ranks eighth in the country this season

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Through 35 years of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of nearly 100,000 at eight institutions, including three located in top 60 U.S. metro populations and two land-grant universities. Member institutions include: Denver (University of Denver), Fort Wayne (Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne), North Dakota State University, Omaha (University of Nebraska Omaha), Oral Roberts University, the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and Western Illinois University with the University of North Dakota becoming an official member on July 1, 2018. Previously known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League rebranded in 2007 and has since produced nine NCAA Champions along with over 90 Academic All-Americans, nearly 100 All-America selections and numerous former student-athletes competing at the highest professional level. For more information about the league, visit www.thesummitleague.org website, follow The Summit League on Twitter @thesummitleague.

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