Track trio garners MSC Player of the Week honors
Thursday, January 10, 2019
Track trio garners MSC Player of the Week honors
Josiah Scott, Tyler Williams (above) and Kalea Barnett earned Mid-South Conference Athlete of the Week accolades after their performances at the Ed Temple Classic. (Credit Steve Wampler)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Tyler Williams, Josiah Scott and Kalea Barnett were voted Mid-South Conference Indoor Track and Field Athletes of the Week after their performances at the Ed Temple Classic in Nashville, Tenn., as announced Monday by the league office.

Williams, a sophomore, placed fifth in the 55-meters, making it through prelims and semifinals before posting a 6.51 in the finals, one-tenth of a second behind Middle Tennessee's Keyon Hugle, the event winner. He recorded times of 6.59 and 6.55 in the prelims and semifinals, respectively. The Chattanooga, Tenn., native finished 16th in the 200-meters but just two-tenths of a second from the Top 10.

Scott, a junior, placed fourth in the shot put and second in the weight throw for the Phoenix. The Mt. Juliet, Tenn., native tossed the shot put 45-5.75 for fourth place among 13 participants and placed second in the weight throw with a mark of 42-11.75 in the team's first meet of the year.

Barnett, also a junior, finished sixth in the shot put and fourth in the weight throw for CU. The Murfreesboro, Tenn., native posted a mark of 37-5.75 in the shot put for sixth among 20 competitors. She was fourth in the weight throw with a mark of 48-8.75 among 16 participants.

Cumberland participates in the ETSU Invitational this coming weekend in Johnson City, Tenn.