Herman, Smith Named SAA Track & Field Athletes of the Week

Herman, Smith Named SAA Track & Field Athletes of the Week

ATLANTA — Berry College's Meredith Herman and Tucker Smith earned weekly track & field honors from the Southern Athletic Association (SAA), the league office announced on Wednesday.

Herman, a junior from Snellville, Ga., was selected as the women's track Athlete of the Week. She won the 3,000m steeplechase at the Emory Invitational this past weekend against all divisions. Her time of 11:30.74 leads the SAA, South/SE Region, and ranks fourth nationally.

Smith, a sophomore from Leesburg, Ga., earned the men's field Athlete of the Week honor. He claimed first in the pole vault at the Emory Invitational with a new lifetime personal record and Berry school record of 4.75m (15'7). His mark leads the SAA, while ranking second in the South/SE Region and third nationally.

The Vikings return to Atlanta for the Emory Classic on Friday.