HPU’s Whitlock Named Big South Men’s Track Athlete Of The Week

HIGH POINT, N.C. – Sophomore Eddie Whitlock of the High Point University men’s track & field team has been named the Big South Men’s Track Athlete of the Week, the conference announced on Wednesday. It is the first time in his career that he has received the award.

Whitlock had a stellar runner-up performance in the 800-meter race at the Tar Heel Open on Saturday to lead the Panthers. Whitlock finished the race with a conference season-best time of 1:53.85. The mark also bested his previous indoor career-best of 1:59.57 in the event.

Whitlock made his charge in the second half of the race, passing eight runners and finishing with the fastest second split time in the field with a mark of 57.75.

The Panthers will continue the indoor season this weekend at the JDL Hilton Garden Invitational in Winston-Salem, N.C.