FRISCO, Texas – Northwestern State’s Natashia Jackson and Jasmyn Steels are the Southland Conference Women’s Indoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week, the league announced Wednesday.The Lady Demon duo competed at the Ted Nelson Invitational in College Station, Texas, over the weekend, each taking home a first-place honor. Jackson ran in a trio of events, taking fifth place in the 60-meter dash, second place in the 200m dash and helping the Northwestern State squad to a first-place finish in the 4x400m relay.Steels completed a perfect day Friday, taking home the gold medal in the long jump with a 20-10.75 leap. Her long jump at the meet currently ranks fifth in the nation.Women’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Week – Natashia Jackson, Northwestern State – Sr. – Houston, TexasJackson concluded a busy weekend, producing a trio of top-five finishes for the Lady Demons as Northwestern State won its third consecutive Ted Nelson crown. Jackson placed second overall in the 200m dash with a time of 24.22, the Southland’s fastest time of the season. She also anchored the 4x400m relay team to a first-place finish with a time of 3:48.13.Honorable Mention: Ajah Criner, Central Arkansas; Tia Andrews, McNeese; Kelsey Ramirez, Stephen F. Austin; Valentina Campos, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.Women’s Indoor Field Athlete of the Week – Jasmyn Steels, Northwestern State – Jr. – College Station, TexasSteels recorded the fifth-best jump in the nation on her first attempt Friday to take first-place distinctions in the long jump at the Ted Nelson Invitational. Her 10 points helped the Lady Demons win their third-straight team title at the meet.Honorable Mention: Annina Brandenburg, Abilene Christian, Alanna Arvie, McNeese; Kaylee Bizzell, Stephen F. Austin.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.
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