Stewart named USTFCCCA South Central Region Men's Indoor Track Athlete of the Year
March 7, 2011
NEW ORLEANS, La. - University of Texas sophomore Keiron Stewart has been named the 2011 U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) South Central Region Indoor Track Athlete of the Year, the organization announced Monday. The Kingston, Jamaica native is the first Longhorn to receive a regional award since Leo Manzano in 2008.
Stewart owns the fastest 60m time in the nation with his Texas school-record mark of 7.66. His record-setting time won him the 2011 Big 12 Indoor title in the event, and was the second-fastest in Big 12 Championship history. He is the first Longhorn to win the 60m hurdles title since 2005 and the sixth overall in UT history.
In addition, the sophomore has recorded NCAA automatic marks three times during the indoor season and also runs a leg on Texas' 4x400m relay.
Stewart will head to the 2011 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships this Friday-Saturday, March 11-12, in College Station, Texas.