Watkins & Smith named ACC Performer of the Week – Georgia Tech Yellow jackets

Watkins & Smith named ACC Performer of the Week - Georgia Tech Yellow jackets

Communiqué of the performers of the first week of the ACC

GREENSBORO, NC – A pair of Yellow Jacket sweaters were selected as the Atlantic Coast Conference’s first indoor artist of the week for the 2021 season. At last weekend’s Clemson Orange & Purple Elite Meet, the real rookie John Watkins won gold in the men’s triple jump, while junior Attallah Smith finished first in the women’s long jump.

Watkins was named Male Co-Artist of the Week alongside sophomore Duke rider Ezra Mellinger. Watkins records a triple jump from first place of 14.32m / 46′-11.75 ″ in his collegiate debut at the Orange and Purple Elite which ranks fourth nationally. Watkins also competed in the long jump and posted a mark of 6.51m / 21′-35.82 ″ which currently ranks in the nation’s top 30.

“I am grateful to receive this award and also for the opportunity to participate,” said Watkins after the release. “I appreciate my coaches and my teammates for always pushing me…

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