Feb. 27, 2013
CULLOWHEE, N.C. - Western Carolina's Brandon Hairston and Alisha Bradshaw earned Southern Conference Track & Field honors Tuesday, as Hairston was named the SoCon Men's Indoor Track Athlete of the Week while Bradshaw earned SoCon Women's Indoor Field Athlete of the Week honors. The selections come following the pair's performances at the SoCon Indoor Championships and are made by the league's track and field coaches.
Hairston took home two titles in the SoCon Indoor Track & Field championships over the weekend, one in the men's 200m dash and another in the men's 4x400m relay where he was the anchor leg. Hairston also finished second in the men's 60m dash and third in the 400m dash. The senior was named the championship's Most Outstanding Athlete and the Most Outstanding Track Performer as he earned 34 total points in the meet.
In the field events, Bradshaw took home two individual titles at the SoCon Indoor Track & Field Championships, winning the women's weight throw with a Western Carolina record of 17.56m (57'7.5") and the women's shot put with a mark of 14.28m to help the Catamounts win the women's team title. The sophomore won the women's shot put by just .02m, and was named the weekend's Most Outstanding Field Performer.
A select group of Catamounts will travel this weekend to attempt to qualify for the NCAA Indoor National Championships held March 8-9.