JONESBORO, Ark. (5/19/17) – Junior sprinter Jaylen Bacon was voted as the Sun Belt Conference Outdoor Track Male Student-Athlete of the Year, the league office announced Friday.
Bacon, winner of this award last season as well, took gold in the 100 and 200-meter dash at the Sun Belt Conference Outdoor Championships last weekend. He clocked a 10.00 second 100-meter dash in the final, breaking the 41-year standing school record of 10.05 by Ed Preston in 1976. He posted a SBC record in the 200-meter dash, taking gold in 20.35 seconds.
Bacon is among 11 others from A-State qualified for the NCAA West Region Preliminary May 25-27 in Austin, Texas. Bacon ranks top 10 nationally in the 100-meter and top 15 nationally in the 200-meter.