March 27, 2014
Spartanburg, S.C. - Western Carolina's Tayla Carter has been named the Southern Conference Track Athlete of the Week for her performance at the Catamounts' opening outdoor meet, the 49er classic.
Carter won the 100-meter at the 49er Classic with a time of 11.58, also clocking the second-fastest time in the meet in the 200-meter at 24.08. Both of these performances top the SoCon list this season.
Carter ran the second leg of the 4x100-meter relay, helping her team finish with a SoCon-leading time of 46.42. She also anchored WCU's SoCon-leading 4x400-meter relay team with a 54.1 split, as her team finished with a time of 3:40.33.
It is the 21st time a WCU women's track and field athlete picked up weekly plaudits from the league's office. Carter was named outdoor track athlete of the week back on March 28, 2013 of her freshman campaign. Alisha Bradshaw last won the award from the conference office on April 10, 2013 when she was named field athlete of the week.