Petros Kyprianou is now a two-time USTFCCCA Region Coach of the Year.
March 10, 2014
ATHENS, Ga. --- With only four days until the NCAA Indoor Championships, Georgia’s Petros Kyprianou has been named the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) South Region Women’s Assistant Coach of the Year, according to an announcement on Monday.
Kyprianou, who is in his sixth season with the Bulldogs, is the first Georgia assistant coach to earn this honor since Jon Stuart was named the 2012 South Region Men’s Assistant Coach of the Year. Kyprianou also was the 2008 West Region Men’s Assistant Coach of the Year before leaving Boise State.
Another Georgia assistant, Patrick Cunniff, coaches the Bulldog cross country team and garnered the 2013 South Region Men’s Cross Country Coach of the Year award in the fall after his team won the region title.
This indoor season, Kyprianou had six team members qualify for this week’s NCAA Championships and five of those carry top-five seeds into the meet. His group of Lady Bulldog jumpers and multi-event athletes scored 38.5 of Georgia’s points at the Southeastern Conference Championships, including conference titles from junior Morgann Leleux in the pole vault and from redshirt freshman Leontia Kallenou in the high jump.
Kallenou’s winning mark of 6 feet, 2 ¾ inches set a meet record, tied a school record and tied her for the national lead in the event. True freshman Kendell Williams was the runner-up in the pentathlon at SECs and is currently ranked second nationally after establishing an American Junior record with 4,302 points earlier in the season.
Kyprianou has three pentathletes qualified in the 16-woman field for the event and sophomore Maicel Uibo, who won the SEC heptathlon title, is qualified for Nationals in the men’s multis and holds No. 4 national ranking.
Results and recaps from the NCAA Indoor Championships will be found at georgiadogs.com. Updates about all Bulldog track and field news can be found on Twitter at @UGA_XCTF.