BRENTWOOD, Tenn. --- Tennessee State women’s track and field senior Cyra Beard was recognized for her performances at the Vanderbilt Opener and the Ed Temple Classic by earning adidas® Ohio Valley Conference Women’s Field Athlete of the Week, it was announced on Tuesday.
Beard secured two first-place finishes at the Ed Temple Classic on Sunday. She cleared the high jump bar at 1.75m (5’8.75”), which was the second best performance in the OVC and ninth best in the nation this season. She also won the triple jump on the day.
In the season opener at Vanderbilt, Beard’s triple jump mark of 12.16m (39’10.75”), which earned her second place on the day, is the best in the OVC and 17th best nationally this indoor season.
For Beard, it is the first OVC weekly award of her career.
The Tigerbelles return to action for the Blazer Invitational on Jan. 12 and the Vulcan Invitational on Jan. 13. Both events are in Birmingham, Ala.