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Track & Field News of Thursday, 6 June 2019

Source: citinewsroom.com

Seaneke Named LSC Outdoor Male Field Athlete of the Year

Ghanaian Triple and Long Jumper, Abraham Seaneke of West Texas A&M University, has been named the Lone Star Conference Outdoor Male Outdoor Field Athlete of the Year by the league’s office in Richardson, Texas.

Seaneke becomes the first Buff to earn the honor after leading the program to its first-ever Top 10 finish at the national meet.

Seaneke capped off his impressive senior season at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Championships scoring 18 of WT’s 22 points including the program’s second individual national title.

The Kokrobite-born Ghana native won the long jump with a wind-aided mark of 26-9.25 (8.16m) followed up with a runner-up finish in the triple jump with another wind-aided mark of 52-8.25 (16.06m).

At the LSC Outdoor Championships in Portales, New Mexico, he broke the program record in the triple jump with a leap of (16.02m) en route to winning the event for the first time in his career. Earlier in the season, he set the long jump record at the West Texas A&M Invitational after winning Section B of both events at the Texas Relays.

Seaneke, who graduated in May, will now move camp to Europe where he will be hoping to qualify for the upcoming World Athletics Championships in May, while keep his form ahead of the All Africa Games in Morocco in late July.