APP State: Ryan Hastings Earns Third Athlete of the Week Honor

NEW ORLEANS –– Ryan Hastings became a three-time Sun Belt Conference Track Athlete of the Week, announced by the league office on Wednesday afternoon.

After being announced Athlete of the Week last Friday, Hastings topped his performance in the 800-meter run on day one of the Duke Invitational with a time of 1:48.02 to break his own program record. The time was also a Duke Invite meet and facility record.

Only once before this season had someone posted a sub-1:50.00 time in the 800 meters, but now Hastings has accomplished that feat twice. His performance in the 800 last Friday is tops in the Sun Belt by over two seconds, while also ranking 28th in the country and 18th in the East Region.

Hastings was also a member of the fifth-place finishing 4×400-meter relay team that finished with a time of 3:21.18.

Story Credit: APP State