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Mercedes Jackson collected her first weekly award of the outdoor season.
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UMBC Duo Takes Track Awards, Vermont and Albany Earn Field Honors

Release: 04/16/2013
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A pair of runners from UMBC and field standouts from Albany and Vermont are this week’s America East Outdoor Track & Field Performers of the Week, the conference announced this afternoon. Trae Proctor and fellow Retriever Mercedes Jackson claimed Male and Female Track Performer of the Week honors, respectively, while Albany’s Alexander Bowen and Vermont’s Nika Ouellette are the Male and Female Field Performers of the Week.

Proctor (Brandywine, Md.) broke a school-record en route to a third place finish in the 110 meter hurdles at the George Mason Spring Invite. The senior’s time of 14.12 erased a UMBC mark that was set in 1975 and matched just once back in 1997. Proctor’s run was the second fastest this season in the America East and ranks 31st in the NCAA Division I East Region.

Bowen (Beacon, N.Y.) continued his record breaking ways by setting a new meet mark at the UTech Classic in Kingston, Jamaica. Competing in the high jump, the sophomore bested an international field by clearing 7’2.5” for his victory in the event this season. Bowen’s jump was just shy of his season-best leap of 7’3”, which is currently ranked eighth in the country.

Jackson (Huntingtown, Md.) joined Proctor in making school history this weekend at the George Mason Spring Invite. The sophomore improved on her own UMBC record in the 100 meter dash by cruising to a time of 11.57. Jackson finished second in the 100 meter finals and followed that up with a second-place finish in the 200 meter finals as well. She is the owner of the top 100 meter dash time in the conference this season and is tied for 19th in the NCAA Division I East Region.

Ouellette (Brookline, Mass.) earns her third consecutive weekly honor after another dominant performance in the javelin throw. The junior, also competing at the George Mason Spring Invite, bested the field by nearly three meters with a throw of 47.71 meters. Ouellette came up just short of her best throw of the year, which ranks first in the conference by more than 30 feet and is 10th in the NCAA Division I East Region.

America East Men’s Track & Field News and Notes

  • Binghamton was at the Army 5-Way Outdoor Meet, where Mike Jennings won the 800 meters.
  • Boston U. sophomore Stuart Ross set the new conference standard in the 800 meters at the George Mason Spring Invite.
  • Hartford’s John Busque took third in the 10,000 meters at Massachusetts.
  • At the Wildcat Invite, Maine’s Brian Woodbury won the shot put with an IC4A qualifying toss.
  • Max Hoddwells of New Hampshire claimed first in both the long jump and the triple jump at the Wildcat Invite.
  • Stony Brook’s Tyler Frigge ran a collegiate best time in the 3,000 meters to earn third-place at the Brown Invite.
  • Vermont’s Mitchell Switzer earned ninth place in the 400 meter hurdles at the George Mason Spring Invite.

America East Women’s Outdoor Track & Field News and Notes

  • Albany’s Pat McNish won both the long jump and the triple jump at the UTech Classic in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Ashley AuPont won both the high jump and the 100 meter hurdles for Binghamton at the Army 5-Way Outdoor Meet
  • Boston U. was at the George Mason Spring Invite where Tessa Runels was third in the triple jump.
  • Tiffany Harrison helped Hartford to a 4x400 relay win at Massachusetts and also won the 400 meters.
  • Robyn McFetters won the hammer throw at the Wildcat Invite, moving into the top three all-time at Maine.
  • New Hampshire’s Abigail Huntress won the shot put for the third consecutive week, this time at the Wildcat Invite.
  • Stony Brook’s Olivia Burne won the 800 meters with a new career best time at the Brown Invite.

America East Outdoor Track & Field Performers of the Week

March 26 – Men's Track Performer of the Week: Ethan Clary (Albany); Men's Field Performer of the Week: Alfonso Scannapieco (Albany); Women's Track Performer of the Week: Kathryn Fanning (Albany); Women's Field Performer of the Week: Jesse Labreck (Maine)
April 2 – Men's Track Performer of the Week: Rich Peters (Boston U.); Men's Field Performer of the Week: Reuben Horace (Boston U.); Women's Track Performer of the Week: Katie Matthews (Boston U.); Women's Field Performer of the Week: Nika Ouellette (Vermont)
April 9 – Men's Track Performer of the Week: Tewado Latty (Boston U.); Men's Field Performer of the Week: Alexander Bowen (Albany); Women's Track Performer of the Week: Corey Conner (Maine); Women's Field Performer of the Week: Nika Ouellette (Vermont)
April 16 – Men's Track Performer of the Week: Trae Proctor (UMBC); Men's Field Performer of the Week: Alexander Bowen (Albany); Women's Track Performer of the Week: Mercedes Jackson (UMBC); Women's Field Performer of the Week: Nika Ouellette (Vermont)

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