Golden, Amenebede sweep Sun Belt field honors

Both claimed titles at last week's Ed Temple Invitational

January 9, 2013 · Athletic Communications


NEW ORLEANS, La. - After an impressive showing at the Ed Temple Invitational in Nashville on Saturday, Middle Tennesee's Cordairo Golden and Rosina Amenebede swept the Sun Belt Conference Athlete of the Week awards, as announced by the conference office Wednesday.

Golden, a junior from Memphis, Tenn., won the men's triple jump at the Ed Temple Invitational in Nashville this weekend after jumping 15.11 meters (49-7 feet). He defeated his closest competitor by nearly .5 meters. In the men's long jump, Golden took second place with a jump of 7.30 meters (23-11.50 feet). This is the fourth Athlete of the Week honor for Golden, who won three times last season.

Amenebede, a senior from Accra, Ghana, claimed the Sun Belt lead in the women's long jump, leaping 20.25 feet at the Ed Temple Invitational. Her 6.13 meter jump earned her first place at the Invitational and surpassed the previous mark of 5.96 meters, set by Western Kentucky's Sharika Smith. Amenebede also competed in the 55 meter dash (third place) and the 55 meter hurdles (ninth place.) This is Amenebede's first career award.

The Blue Raiders are back in action this weekend, Jan. 11-12, as they travel to the Kentucky Invitational in Lexington, Ky.

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