Ford Named CIAA Women's Outdoor Track and Field Coach of the Week
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Lincoln University Head Track and Field Coach Quanette Ford was named the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Women's Outdoor Track and field coach of the Week for guiding her team to successful performances in the Lions opening two meets of the season.
This week's honor marks the third time during the 2016-2017 season that Ford has earned a CIAA Coach of the Week honor. Quanette was named CIAA Men's Indoor Track and Field Coach of the Week twice during the winter season, having earned the honor for the weeks ending January 19, 2017 and February 8, 2017.
In Saturday's Golden Ram Invitational, Coach Ford guided her women's squad to a total of 10 personal records and 12 top ten finishes. This included four PR's in the jumping events (both triple jumpers and two long jumpers). Lincoln's two triple jumpers Tamara Jones (Chicago, Ill./Brooks College Prep) and McKenzie Spencer (Richmond, Va./Henrico HS) earned ECAC Women's Outdoor Track and Field weekly honors for the personal best performances at the meet, as Jones was named field Athlete of the Week and Spencer Rookie of the Week for the second straight week.