NEW ORLEANS, La. (3/22/17) – Arkansas State junior sprinter Jaylen Bacon has been named the Sun Belt Conference Male Track Athlete of the Week, the league office announced Wednesday.  

Coming off a bronze medal finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships, Bacon made his outdoor season debut with a first place finish in the 100-meter dash at the Bulldog Relays. He posted a time of 10.19 seconds to win the event and the time ranks as the second-best nationally thus far. That time is faster than his gold meal time at the SBC Outdoor Championships last season (10.25).

The Red Wolves are scheduled to continue outdoor competition next weekend (March 24-25) at the Joe Walker Invitational in Oxford, Miss.