Big South names track and field athletes of the week

Charlotte, NC - From Big South Sports

CHARLOTTE, NC - High Point's Jesse Cherry has been named the Big South Conference Choice Hotels Men's Track and Field Athlete of the Week, while Ashley Howard from Winthrop was tabbed the Women's Track and Field Athlete of the Week, the League announced Wednesday.

Cherry, a senior from Eagle River, Alaska, posted a school-record time of 28:44.03 to finish sixth overall in the 10,000-meter event at the Stanford Invitational. His time is currently the sixth-fastest time in the nation in the event.

Howard, a senior from Wilmington, Ohio, notched a Big South-record throw of 166' 6" to win the discus at the Winthrop Invitational over the weekend. Her mark is currently the sixth-best throw in the country and is the third-best mark in the East Region.