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Men's Track and Field's Watson Named Big South Athlete of the Week

Coastal Carolina University men's track and field redshirt-junior Jacques Watson was named the Big South Conference Choice Hotels Men's Track and Field Athlete of the Week

Redshirt-junior Jacques Watson jumped a record breaking 7'4.5

Redshirt-junior Jacques Watson jumped a record breaking 7'4.5

April 7, 2010

Coastal Carolina University men's track and field redshirt-junior Jacques Watson was named the Big South Conference Choice Hotels Men's Track and Field Athlete of the Week, April 7.

The Sumter, S.C., native broke his own school and Big South record in the high jump, clearing 7' 4.5" (2.25m) to finish third at the 2010 Pepsi Florida Relays on Saturday, April 3 in Gainesville, Fla. The two-time NCAA qualifier is currently tied for second in the NCAA and leads the Big South by 7.75 inches. Watson is currently tied for fourth in the world and third in the U.S. outdoor rankings.

The Chanticleers will resume competition at the Joe Hilton Carolina Fast Times Track and Field Meet on Saturday, April 10 in Chapel Hill, N.C.