IRVING, Texas — WKU Track and Field’s Ventavius Sears was named Conference USA Male
Field Athlete of the Week as announced by the league office Tuesday afternoon.
At the Hilltoppers Relays this past weekend, Sears broke his personal record and
moved up to third all-time in program history in outdoor triple jump (16.06m) to
place first. Sears’ mark in the triple jump, which is roughly two feet better than
the next best in C-USA and fifth-ranked nationally, is his top jump since joining
the Red and White. Additionally, Sears took first place in the long jump with a mark
of 7.57m (24’10”).
The Georgia native also ran the last leg of the 4×100-meter relay and first leg in
the 4×400-meter relay guiding the two units to two titles on the weekend. Sears was
joined by Eli Minor, Emmanuel Dasor and Julius Morris.
This honor marks the fourth career C-USA Athlete of the Week accolade collected by
Sears, with three coming in the month of January (2015, ’16, ’17) during the indoor
season. It is the first outdoor weekly honor in Sears’ career.
No. 21 WKU will split up in its next relays with athletes going to the Mt. SAC
Relays and Austin Peay Invitational on April 14-15.
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