Senior Grant Amoateng (Bristow, Va./Patriot) is picking up right where he left off his junior season, being named the ODAC Field Athlete of the Week.
This is the sixth time EMU's jumper has earned the weekly honor from the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, including four times last year.
Amoateng started off the 2018-19 indoor track & field campaign with a strong showing in a pair of jumps plus one sprint at the Bast-Cregger Invitational hosted by Roanoke College. He finished third overall and first among D-III competitors in the triple jump at 14.14m (46-4.75). That is tops in the ODAC and fifth in the country in the early going. Amoateng also landed second in the long jump at 6.64m (21-9.50), which is 18th in D-III. He took his turn at the 60-meter dash on the track, finishing 19th at 7.31 seconds.
Amoateng is a five-time All-Region selection between the triple jump and long jump. He has participated in the previous two NCAA National Outdoor Championships in the triple jump, finishing 13th each time.
The Eastern Mennonite track & field teams have a break for final exams and Christmas, with their next meet scheduled as the Finn Pincus Invitational on January 25-26 at Roanoke College.