first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s Valentina Campos and Northwestern State’s Jasmyn Steels are the Southland Conference Women’s Indoor Track & Field Athletes of the week, the conference announced Wednesday. All Southland Athletes of the Week are presented by MidSouth Bank.Campos earned her first weekly honor of the season after notching a first-place finish in the 3,000-meter race for the Islanders over the weekend at the Texas Tech Shootout in Lubbock, Texas.Steels also cemented a first-place long jump finish for the Lady Demons at the UA Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark. The junior has captured the last two weekly honors and is the first repeat award winner among field competitors this season.Women’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Week – Valentina Campos, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi – So. – Comfort, TexasThe sophomore added another strong performance in the long-distance events as the Islanders wrapped up their non-conference slate, notching another first-place finish in the 3,000-meter run. Campos crossed the line at 10:09.17, securing the Islander’s best finish in the 3,000-meter event this season.Honorable Mention: Gracie Hyde, Central Arkansas; Aleyah Donald, McNeese; 4×400-meter Relay Team, Stephen F. Austin; Megan Kirby, Abilene Christian; Natashia Jackson, Northwestern State.Women’s Indoor Field Athlete of the Week – Jasmyn Steels, Northwestern State – Jr. – College Station, TexasSteels has taken first-place in every long jump event that she has competed in this season. Her mark of 20’ 9 ¼” on Friday improves her to seventh in the nation and first in the Southland Conference this season. She now stands second in the Northwestern State school record book, just 1 ¼ inches behind four-time All-American Stephanie Sowell.Honorable Mention: Lonnie Smith, Abilene Christian; Danielle Lorenz, New Orleans; Sarea Alexander, Incarnate Word.Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots.last_img