Housman, Pittman named Athletes of the Week

The BLITZ Track & Field Athlete of the Week Fan Vote received 8,040 votes, with Lumpkin County’s Mercades Housman winning with 3,553. BLITZ then picked Jada Pittman (Jefferson) as Co-AOW.


Senior Mercades Housman continues her impressive season. The Lumpkin County standout in one meet last week placed first in the long jump (15-01), triple jump (33-07), and 4th in the 100 meter dash (13.31). This is Housman’s second POW award this season.


Jefferson senior Jada Pittman is determined to win some hardware this season. The Lady Dragons athlete was phenomenal in a meet last week. She was first in the 100 meter dash (12.70), first in the long jump (18-02), and second in the triple jump (35-10). This is Pittman’s first POW award.

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