Matt Sullivan, Associate Director of Athletics Communications
Senior named SBC Female Field Athlete of the Week
NEW ORLEANS – After setting an indoor school-record in the women's pentathlon last week at the Samford Indoor Multi, Louisiana's Juliette Smith was selected on Wednesday as the Sun Belt Conference Female Field Athlete of the Week in a vote by the league's head coaches.
Smith earned the weekly honors after scoring a school-record 3,626 points to finish fourth overall in a 17-athlete field and breaking the previous school mark (3,553) set by Kaitlyn Moreau in 2015.
The Gainesville, Fla., native, placed second in the women's shot put (38-3 ¼) and was fifth in both the 60-meter hurdles (8.97) and long jump (17-9 ½). Smith added a sixth-place finish in the women's 800-meter run (2:31.86) and was tied for eighth in the high jump (5-2 ½).
The Ragin' Cajuns will return to action on Friday when it travels to Lake Charles to compete at the McNeese Indoor.
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