NAC Weekly Track & Field Honors (period ending 4/7/19)

 

 

 

MEN'S TRACK & FIELD

 

Track Athlete of the Week

 Cayd Wortman, Husson
(Sophomore - Dedham, Maine)

Excelling both on the track and in the field, Wortman picked up 34 points to help Husson win the Regis Spring Classic on Friday. Wortman won two individual events while also running a leg on the winning 4x400-meter relay team that posted a time of 3:43.07. He won the 110-meter hurdles, and beat his own school record with a 15.55 run in the preliminary round. Wortman also swiped ten points in the long jump, clearing 6.04 meters, and took fourth-place in the javelin with a personal best throw of 44.00 meters. 

   
 

Field Athlete of the Week

Jeff Ward, Husson
(Sophomore - Killingly, Connecticut)

Ward had an exciting day in the field on Friday, contributing 23 points to Husson's winning score at the Regis Spring Classic. He qualified for the New England Division III Championship in javelin with his second-place throw of 51.20 meters. He excelled in the triple jump, landing at the 12.54-meter mark to win the event. Ward also tied for third with his 5.86-meter leap in the long jump.

   
 

Rookie of the Week

Abshir Yerow, SUNY Delhi
(Junior - Syracuse, New York)

Yerow ran the 10,000-meters in 31:44, a new lifetime best by 27-seconds after improving by over a minute two weeks ago. Yerow set the new standard for the NAC and placed seventh in the event at the Princeton University Sam Howell Invitational. Four of the six competitors who finished ahead of Yerow are Division I runners. Yerow currently holds the top time in the USCAA nation-wide.

 

 

WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD

 

Track Athlete of the Week

Allison Kondracki, Husson
(Sophomore - Mashpee, Massachussetts)

Kondracki beat eight other competitors, and crossed the finish line in 1:13.41, in the 400-meter hurdles at the Regis Spring Classic on Friday. The sophomore also took fourth in the long jump, pushing off to hit 4.48 meters; and then fifth in the triple jump with a 9.60 meter mark in the sand. She established top marks in the NAC in both events. Kondracki earned a total of 16 points to help the Eagles take fourth-place at the event.

   
 

Field Athlete of the Week

Diana Echols, SUNY Delhi
(Junior - Ellenville, New York)

Echols shattered her own school record in the hammer throw with a new NAC-leading performance of 41.94 meters and fifth place at the TCNJ Invitational on Friday. She also threw the shot put 11.0 meters, less than half a meter short of her NAC-leading mark and good enough for 11th place in the competitive field. Echols currently holds the top spot in the USCAA in both the shot put and hammer throw.

   
 

Rookie of the Week

Katerina Salcedo, SUNY Delhi
(Freshman - Binghamton, New York)

Salcedo broke the SUNY Delhi school record in the 800-meters with a time of 2:18.15, setting a new top time in the NAC in the process. She is currently ranked first in the USCAA and 39th in all of Division III with this time. Salcedo also ran on the second place 4x100 relay that finished with a USCAA leading time of 50.54.