Green Named C-USA Men's Track and Field Athlete of the Week
March 22, 2005
Irving, Texas - University of Memphis sprinter Willie Green has been named the Conference USA Men's Track and Field Athlete of the Week for March 22, it was announced Tuesday by the conference office. The sophomore is the first recipient of the conference award for the outdoor season.
Green secured the first Athlete of the Week honor of his career with two individual titles and a relay victory at last Saturday's Rhodes Open, hosted by Rhodes College in Memphis.
The first of Green's individual crowns came in the 100m, where he posted a personal best time of 10.72. His second triumph came with his time of 21.91 in the 200m. The Augusta, Ga., native grabbed a third title as part of the 4x100m relay team, which recorded a first-place tally in a time of 41.93.
All total, the Memphis track and field squads claimed eight event titles and eight runner-up tallies at the Rhodes Open. Other Tiger victories came from Janon Busby and Brandon Winbush, who captured the high jump and long jump, respectively, while Lady Tiger wins came from Chen Edri in the high jump and javelin and Sheena Ohlig in the 100m hurdles.
The University of Memphis Track and Field teams will be back in action this weekend, March 25-26, as they take the road for Baton Rouge, La., to compete in the Tiger Relays, hosted by Louisiana State University.