Florian Obst named USTFCCCA South Central Region Field Athlete of the Year - LINK
NEW ORLEANS – Texas A&M University-Commerce combined events specialist Florian Obst has been named the South Central Region Field Athlete of the Year by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Monday.
Obst – a senior from Emmering, Germany - is ranked first nationally in the heptathlon with a score of 5,494 points, which is the 12th best score in NCAA Division II history, a Lone Star Conference record, and a school record.
He scored 23 points for his team at the LSC Championships, helping lead the Lions to their fourth consecutive conference indoor title. He placed in five events including the heptathlon championship, and four of the five placements were in the field events.
"Florian definitely earned this award and he had tremendous performances both days at our Lone Star Conference Championships," said Lion head coach George Pincock. "He scored in every event he was entered in, and in several of those he even had personal bests. I will be excited to see what Florian does at the National Championships this weekend."
Obst leads a contingent of 17 qualifiers to the NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships in Pittsburg, Kan. The fourth-ranked Lion men carry 11 qualifiers to the Championships, while the Lion women will take six qualifiers to the national event.
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