NEW ORLEANS, La. (3/29/17) – Arkansas State track and field junior high jumper Tiaan Steenkamp has been named the Sun Belt Conference Male Field Athlete of the Week, the league office announced Wednesday.

Steenkamp competed outdoors for the first time this season last weekend and likely punched his ticket to the NCAA West Region Preliminary. He posted a second place clearance of 2.11m (6-11.00) in the high jump at the Joe Walker Invite. The clearance ranks him atop the league performance list, ninth in the NCAA West Region and 15th nationally.

A-State will send athletes to the Texas Relays (March 29 – April 1), Bobcat Invitational (March 30 – April 1) and the Joey Haynes Invitational (March 31 – April 1) this week.