JSU's Oliver Earns OVC Weekly Track Honor

JACKSONVILLE – Jacksonville State freshman Laveeta Oliver has been named the Ohio Valley Conference Female Track Athlete of the Week released by the conference office on Tuesday.

Oliver clocked a 7.69 to break JSU's 60-meter dash record of 7.71 set by JSU Assistant Coach Asha Gibson in 2007 on Friday. In the finals on Saturday, The Orange Park, Fla., native ran a 7.70 to finish 3rd overall in the field off 119 entrants and second on the OVC best list. That finish marked the first time the Gamecocks had a top three finisher at ETSU's Niswonger Invitational. Oliver also ran a 25.57 to win her heat in the 200-meter dash with the 5th best time in conference.