Feb. 9, 2010
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Georgia Tech’s Alphonso Jordan has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Performer of the Week for the period ending Feb. 7th, as announced by the conference office on Tuesday.
With Jordan garnering the ACC Performer of the Week honors, it marks the second consecutive week that a Georgia Tech athlete has earned the award. Last week, junior sprinter Antonio McKay Jr. garnered the honor.
Jordan, a senior from Charlotte, N.C., earns this week award after an impressive performance at the Virginia Tech Elite Invitational in Blacksburg, Va. last weekend. He won the long jump, came in second in the triple jump, and provisionally qualified for the 2010 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championship in both events.
Jordan’s 24 feet, 11.25 inches in the long jump is the fourth best mark on the ACC performance list this season, while his leap of 52 feet, 6.75 inches in the triple jump tops the league’s charts. Also, Jordan’s mark in the long jump is a career best.
Jordan and the rest of the Georgia Tech track & field team will be split amongst two meets this weekend, with some athletes headed to the Tiger Paw Invitational in Clemson, S.C., while others will take part in the Razorback Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark.