AUGUSTA, Ga. – Coming off another career week, this time at the Miami Hurricane Alumni Invitational in Coral Gables, Fla., Nova Southeastern women’s track and field senior Maddy Kenyon earned her second weekly conference honors in as many heptathlon performances this season. Officials from the Peach Belt Conference announced Kenyon as PBC Field Athlete of the Week on Tuesday.
Coming out of Duanesburg, N.Y. and Army Westpoint before her time with the Sharks, Kenyon broke her own program and Peach Belt records in the heptathlon over the weekend down south, logging 4,990 points to finish second behind Miami’s 2019 Division I Indoor Pentathlon National Champion Michelle Atherley – defeating the rest of an otherwise Division I field.
In the process, Kenyon rose beyond five of her career bests in individual events, dashing her 100m hurdles personal best by .27 seconds with a fourth-place 14.94, extending her shot put distance by .23m with a fourth-place 10.54m (34-07.0), edged out her 200m time at 25.15 in third place, reached a wind-aided personal best of 5.64 (18-06.0) in the long jump to finish second and clipped time off her 800m at 2:17.04 to finish second. Already an NCAA Championships provisional qualifier, Kenyon leads the Southeast Region and remains at seventh nationally.
Kenyon and the Sharks are headed this week to the first competition of the postseason, traveling to Embry-Riddle’s campus in Daytona Beach, Fla. for the Peach Belt Championships, Thursday-Saturday, April 18-20.