Latoya King Named MIAA Women's Track Athlete of the Week
JEFFERSON CITY - For the third time in her Lincoln career, Latoya King has been selected as the MIAA's Women's Track Athlete of the Week. King becomes the first LU runner in the outdoor season to claim the league's weekly award, which is voted upon by a select panel of conference sports information personnel. The MIAA announced the honor on Monday.
King set the MIAA's first provisional qualifying time for the NCAA Championships in the 100-meter dash last Friday (March 22), winning the race at the Washington University-St. Louis Mini Meet. King clocked in at 11.93, a time that leads the MIAA and ranks as the sixth best in the country among Division II athletes.
She also helped Lincoln's 4x100-meter relay team to a record-breaking win, setting the league's first provisional mark in that event in the process. King teamed with Yanique Ellington, Anna-Kay James and Donna-Lee Hylton to win the relay in 45.84, which broke the stadium record of 46.01, set in 1997 by Southeastern Missouri State.
This marks the third time that King has been tabbed as the league's women's track athlete of the week, as she earned the honor twice during the indoor season of the 2011-12 campaign. King is a junior out of Kingston, Jamaica.
The Blue Tigers will be back in action this week, splitting time between two meets. King and several other LU athletes will compete in the 86th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays in Austin, Texas, from March 27-30, while the rest of the Blue Tigers will be back in St. Louis for the WUSTL Invitational on March 29 and 30.