Florant and Norville named MVC Indoor Track and Field Athletes of the Week
Missouri State's Fabian Florant and Danielle Norville have been named MVC Male Field Athlete of the Week and MVC Female Track Athlete of the Week, respectively, for the week of Jan. 23-30, the league office announced Tuesday.
Florant, a senior from Roseau, Dominica, leaped to a personal best mark of 51-11.25 to capture the victory in the triple jump at Satruday's Jayhawk Invitational. With this jump, Florant surpassed the NCAA provisional mark of 50-10.25 and the jump ranks third-best in Missouri State history and currently leads the Valley. Florant also added a victory in the long jump, winning the event with a mark of 23-3.5.
Senior Danielle Norville of Telford, England, ran a personal best time of 7.61 in the 60-meter dash, earning her a fourth-place finish for the Bears at Saturday’s Jayhawk Invitational. Norville's time is second-best in the Valley and just .01 of a second off the top time.
Missouri State's men's and women's track and field teams will be back on the track in Lincoln, Neb., for the two-day Husker Invitational, beginning on Friday, Feb. 3, at 1 p.m.