News Highlights: Watkins & Smith named ACC Performers of the Week – Georgia Tech Yellow coats
ACC Week One Performers of the Week release
GREENSBORO, NC – A pair of Yellow Jacket jerseys have been selected as the first Atlantic Coast Conference Indoor Field Performers of the Week for the 2021 season. At last weekend’s Clemson Orange & Purple Elite Meet, true freshman John Watkins took gold in the triple jump for men, while junior Attallah Smith finished first in the women’s long jump.
Watkins was named Men’s Co-Field Performer of the Week alongside Duke, second-year show jumping rider Ezra Mellinger. Watkins recorded a first place triple jump of 14.32m / 46′-11.75 ″ in his first collegiate meeting with the Orange and Purple Elite who are in fourth place nationally. Watkins also took part in the long jump, posting a score of 6.51m / 21′-35.82 ″, which is currently in the top 30 in the country.
“I am grateful for receiving this award and for the opportunity to participate,” Watkins said after the release. “I appreciate my coaches and teammates for always pushing me …
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