Kerstin Axelsson, Antwuan Haynes Named Florida Tech Student-Athletes of the Week
By Florida Tech // September 22, 2015
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BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Following outstanding performances over the past week, women’s cross country harrier Kerstin Axelsson and football running back Antwuan Haynes have been named Florida Tech’s Panther Student-Athletes of the Week.
Axelsson was the first freshman to cross the finish line at last Saturday’s Mountain Dew Invitational in Gainesville, Florida.
Racing against 204 runners from non-Division I schools, the Skänninge, Sweden native completed her first 5K race of her collegiate career in ninth place with a time of 18:59.34.
Her superb performance helped the Panthers finish sixth out of 21 teams.
Haynes, a true freshman, added an explosive element to the Panthers’ offense in FIT’s 37-0 victory over Warner on Saturday at Florida Tech Panther Stadium.
The Fort Lauderdale, Florida native needed just nine carries to exceed the century mark, picking up 107 yards including a 32-yard touchdown scamper.
Haynes’ efforts were good enough to land FIT’s first Gulf South Conference Freshman of the Week honor.
The women’s cross country team is preparing for the Moccasin Invitational in Lakeland, Florida on Friday at 5:15 p.m.
Hosted by Florida Southern, the race will take place at Holloway Park, which is the site of the 2015 Sunshine State Conference Cross Country Championships.
The Football team opens GSC play on Saturday, travelling to Florence, Alabama for a 7 p.m. ET kickoff with reigning conference co-champion No. 8 North Alabama.
As the GSC-TV Game of the Week, the contest will be broadcasted live on ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app.
Jerry Durney and Paul Van Scott will provide a radio broadcast on WFIT 89.5 FM, WFIT.org and through the free TuneIn Radio app.