NASHVILLE — The young but storied career of Flying Tiger sophomore R’Lazon Brumfield is still being written.
Brumfield has been recognized for his excellence throughout the indoor season earning Male Ohio Valley Conference Field Athlete of the Year. Brumfield was named OVC Co-Field Athlete and Freshman of the Year last season.
Tennessee State men’s track and field has now won a total of 13 OVC Athlete of the Year awards – nine indoor, four outdoor.
The Jacksonville, Fla. native has become an OVC regular winner this season winning three player of the week awards. He saved his best regular season meet for last in the Hoosier Hills at Indiana University on Feb. 8 when he earned a pair of first-place finishes heading into the OVC championships on Feb. 20-21.
Brumfield took first in the triple jump at Hoosier Hills with a meet and personal record leap of 52-02 (15.90m). The mark by Brumfield was the first in the OVC this season. The sophomore also finished first in the long jump with a distance of 24-07.25 (7.50m).
Brumfield is currently ranked 15th in the triple jump and 44th in the long jump.
1st place finishes
- Triple jump, Vanderbilt Opener: 15.46m
- Triple jump, Ed Temple Classic: 15.43m
- Triple jump, Vulcan Invite: 15.59m
- Triple jump, Hoosier Hills: 15.90m
2nd place finishes
- Long jump, Vanderbilt Opener: 7.53m
- Long jump, Ed Temple Classic: 7.01m
3rd place finishes
- Long jump, Vulcan Invite: 7.35m
- Triple jump, Vanderbilt Invite: 15.13m
OVC Track and Field Awards
Track Athlete of the year: James Sugira, EKU
Field Athlete of the Year: R’Lazon Brumfield, TSU
Freshman Athlete of the Year: Ethan Poston, SIUE
Track Athlete of the Year: Purity Sanga, TTU
Field Athlete of the Year: Anya Tong, SEMO
Freshman Athlete of the Year: Ashlyn Oren, MUR