Arkansas State junior Bennett Pascoe named Sun Belt Men’s Track Athlete of the Week

Arkansas State junior Bennett Pascoe named Sun Belt Men’s Track Athlete of the Week
Arkansas State junior athlete Bennett Pascoe (Source: Arkansas State Athletics)

Press Release from Arkansas State Athletics

For the second week in a row, an Arkansas State track and field athlete earned a Sun Belt Conference weekly honor, with Bennett Pascoe being named this week's Men's Track Athlete of the Week

Pascoe's award is his second conference weekly honor in the 2019-20 athletic year after earning Men's Runner of the Week on Sept. 25 after an impressive cross country season opener.

The junior earned the honor after nearly breaking a 52-year-old record in the men's mile on Friday at the Samford Invitational in Birmingham, Alabama. The second-team All-Sun Belt cross country honoree Pascoe led a 1-2-3 Arkansas State finish in the event, clocking a personal-best 4:09.31 that ranks second all-time in A-State indoor history – less than a second behind Bob Giersberg's mark of 4:08.44 set in 1968.

With his mile mark, the Conway, Arkansas, native now leads the Sun Belt Conference in both the mile and 5000m after posting a school-record 14:35.41 to win the 5000m at the UAB Vulcan Invitational in his indoor season opener on Jan. 11.

Pascoe joins A-State's Osereme Erewele and Grace Flowers as weekly award recipients this season, as Erewele and Flowers were named Women's Track and Women's Field Athletes of the Week on Jan. 15.

A-State will be back in action this weekend in a pair of meets, with most athletes returning to Birmingham for the third week in a row for the Green and Gold Invitational hosted by UAB. The Red Wolves' throwers will travel north to Carbondale, Illinois, for the Don DeNoon Invitational hosted by Southern Illinois.

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