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Miners Receive C-USA Athletes of the Week

DALLAS – Miners Sean Bailey and Kimisha Chambers received Conference USA Track Athlete of the Week honors, the league announced on Tuesday.

Bailey earned C-USA Track Male Athlete of the Week honors after storming out of the blocks at the Desert Heat Classic. The junior posted a first-place finish in the 400m with a season-best time of 45.54.

The sprinter moved into the top spot in the conference and rates sixth nationally. The Spanish Town, Jamaica, product now rates eighth all-time in the Miners’ record book.

Chambers was named the C-USA Track Female Athlete of the Week, after posting a stellar showing at the Desert Heat Classic on Saturday. The transfer clocked in a season-best time of 57.82 in the 400m hurdles.

Her time ranks 14th in the country and first in the league. Chambers also checks in at second all-time in program history in the event.

The Miners will return to the track on May 9-12 in Charlotte, N.C. for the 2019 C-USA Outdoor Championships.