Fluker named Sun Belt women's track field athlete of the week

    NEW ORLEANS - University of South Alabama track & field's Autavia Fluker was named the Sun Belt Conference Women's Indoor Field Athlete of the Week, as announced Wednesday by the league office.

    The junior broke her own school shot put record twice Friday as the Jaguars began their indoor season at the UAB Blazer Invitational. Her first attempt of the season was a 15.10m (49-06.25) throw which broke her USA record set at last year's Samford Invite. The Bessemer, Ala. native then shattered that record with a 15.32m (50-03.25) effort on her fourth attempt.

    She also earned a top-20 finish in the weight throw event with a 16.28m (53-05.00) mark.

    USA continues its indoor season at the Samford Open (multis) in Birmingham, Ala., Jan. 17-18 and the Vanderbilt Indoor in Nashville, Tenn., Jan. 18-19.

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