Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Tennessee State track stars Chris Howell and Dominique Ward gained Ohio Valley Conference "Athlete of the Week" honors for the week of April 24th, for their performances at the Vanderbilt Invitational Track meet April 20-21, 2007. Chris Howell, a senior sprinter from Southfield, MI was named OVC Male Track Athlete of the Week after placing third in the 200 meters with a time of 21.06 at the Vanderbilt Invitational. The mark qualified him for the NCAA Regionals and ranks first on the OVC best list this season. Dominique Ward, a junior middle distance runner was named OVC Co-Female Athlete of the Week . Ward finished 11th in the 200 meter dash with a time of 24.28 and ran the 400-meters in 54.20 to finish third at the Vanderbilt Invitational. Both marks rank first on the OVC best list season. The 400-meter time also qualifies Ward for the NCAA Regional.