Wallace Named Track Athlete of the Week
CONWAY - Coastal Carolina senior hurdles star Desmond Wallace has been named the Big South Conference's Men's Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week, the league announced Thursday.
Wallace, who also earned a Big South Athlete of the Week nod on March 24, had the 5th fastest time in the 110mHH out of all collegiate levels (NCAA, NAIA, NJCAA, etc.) for the week of April 18-24.
He ranks first in the Big South and 11th in NCAA D-I in the 110mHH with a time of 13.68, a mark he set on April 22 at the Tom Jones Memorial Invitational in Gainesville, Fla. Wallace opened his 2016 campaign with a first-place finish in the 110mHH at Battle of the Beaches XI, crossing the finish line at 14.28.
Two weeks later at the Alan Connie Shamrock Invitational XX, he scored another first-place finish in the event, taking the top spot in the finals with a mark of 13.87.
Additionally, Wallace placed first in the 110mHH at the East Carolina University Bill Carson Invitational on April 8, crossing the finish line at 13.83.
The Columbia, S.C. native is CCU's all-time record holder in the 110mHHs, as the 13.68 mark he set this season broke his own school record of 13.80.
His impressive 13.80 mark in 2015 earned him All-Big South honors and a victory at the Big South Conference Championships. Additionally, he was a 2015 NCAA East Preliminary Round qualifier in the 110-meter high hurdles.
Wallace and the Chanticleers are back in action on April 30 at the Georgia Invitational in Athens, Ga.