Ernest Honored as Track Athlete of the Week For Second Straight Week
Missouri State freshman Leander Ernest has been honored as this week's Missouri Valley Conference Female Track Athlete of the Week for the second-straight week, the league office announced Tuesday.
Ernest recorded three top Valley times at the Missouri Relays in Columbia, Mo., last weekend. She won the 200-meter dash in a MVC leading time of 24.62 and the 800-meter run in a conference topping time of 2:11.52. Ernest also ran the second-leg of the 4x100-meter relay that improved its time by .28 of a second from last week to finish third in 46.25. The Bears have earned eight MVC leading times so far this season; Ernest is the owner of five, including two relays.