Middle Tennessee trackman Noah Akwu has been named track athlete of the week by the US league office. Akwu received the recognition for his performances at last weekend’s Rod McCravy Memorial in Lexington, Kentucky.
Akwu earned the first conference nod of his MT career for his fourth place finish in the 400 meters and also held the top Sun Belt mark entering the weekend. He bettered his standing time by almost a half second, clocking a time of 47.49, 28th fastest in the NCAA.
Noah will return to action on Saturday as they play host to the 2011 Middle Tennessee Invitational.
It would be recalled that Akwu placed fifth (fourth collegiately) in the 400 meters at the Rod McCravy Memorial running 47.49, the fastest time in the Sun Belt Conference this season. The sophomore’s time is the 28th fastest in the NCAA this season. He entered the weekend with the fastest time in the conference.