New Hampshire Sweeps Female #AETF Awards

Release: 01/31/2017
Courtesy: America East Communications

BOSTON – A number of America East Indoor Track and Field teams met at the same events last weekend. New Hampshire hosted Vermont and Maine as well as Dartmouth, topping all three in both men’s and women’s competition. UMass Lowell and Stony Brook both took part in the John Thomas Terrier Invitational at Boston University, while Albany men and women took home victories at the Villanova Open.

Here are this week’s award winners:

 

Male Track Performer of the Week

Robert Harris III, Albany - Sr., Sprints, Bronx, N.Y.

  • Personal best 6.82 in the 60m, 3rd place (6.93 trials)
  • Leads America East this season

Male Field Performer of the Week

Vladimir Popusoi, UMass Lowell – So., Pole Vault, Greenfield, Mass.

  • Won the pole vault at a school record height of 16-feet, 2 3/4-inches at the John Thomas Terrier Classic
  • The vault topped the existing record (15' 11"), set by Popusoi a year ago
  • Popusoi's performance ranks him second among America East Athletes this season.

Female Track Performer of the Week

Elinor Purrier, New Hampshire - Jr., Distance, Montgomery, Vt. 

  • Won the mile at the John Thomas Terrier Invitational in a time of 4:34.98
  • Her time is the second-best in the country this season

Female Field Performer of the Week

Shelby Strickland, New Hampshire - So., High Jump, Kennebunk, Maine 

  • Finished fourth of 41 competitors in the high jump with a jump of 5 feet, 7 inches
  • Ranks first in America East this season
  • Qualified for the ECACs with her jump

 

Weekly Award Winners

Dec. 6 – Male Track Performer of the Week: Lamine Gueye, Albany; Male Field Performer of the Week: Eric DelVescovo, Albany; Female Track Performer of the Week: Grace Claxton, Albany; Female Field Performer of the Week: Chinwe Igwe, Albany

Dec. 13 – Male Track Performer of the Week: William Ulrich, New Hampshire; Male Field Performer of the Week: Ian Weider, Vermont; Alex Giese, New Hampshire; Female Field Performer of the Week: Jeannette Mara, New Hampshire

Jan. 17 – Male Track Performer of the Week: Romario Bailey, Vermont; Male Field Performer of the Week: Kingsley Ogbonna, Albany; Female Track Performer of the Week: Dayleen Santana Rodriguez, UAlbany; Female Field Performer of the Week: Cameryn Miller, Stony Brook

Jan. 24 – Male Track Performer of the Week: Chris Gish, Vermont; Male Field Performer of the Week: Eric DelVescovo, Albany; Female Track Performer of the Week: Elinor Purrier, New Hampshire; Female Field Performer of the Week: Mary Adeyeye, Albany

Jan. 31 - Male Track Performer of the Week: Robert Harris III, Albany; Male Field Performer of the Week: Vladimir Popusoi, UMass Lowell; Female Track Performer of the Week; Elinor Purrier, New Hampshire; Female Field Performer of the Week: Shelby Strickland, New Hampshire

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