Purrier Climbs in Record Books, Three Others Net #AETF Awards

Release: 02/14/2017
Courtesy: America East Communications

BOSTON – The 2017 America East Indoor Track and Field Championship is less than two weeks away. As the number of non-scoring meets increases, several student-athletes have had big performances.

Here are this week’s award winners:

 

Male Track Performer of the Week

Eric Holt, Binghamton – Sr., Distance, Carmel, N.Y.

  • Holt ran a 4:02.09 mile to place fourth overall at the Boston/Valentines Invitational this past weekend.
  • His time ranks 40th among NCAA Division I runners this season and tops the America East leaderboard.
  • Holt is now just two seconds away from joining Erik van Ingen and Jesse Garn as Binghamton runner who have broken the four-minute mark in the mile.

Male Field Performer of the Week

Devon Willis, Albany - Jr., Jumps/Hurdles, Schenectady, N.Y.

  • Placed second in the triple jump at the Tyson Invitational.
  • Mark of 51-08.50 (15.76m) is new personal best in indoor or outdoor event and ranks 18th in the country.
  • Willis tied an indoor school record set in 2009 by Michael McCadney.

 

Female Track Performer of the Week

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

  • Finished the Wanamaker Mile at the Millrose Games in time of 4:29.44.
  • Time is the second-fastest by a collegiate runner this season and eighth fastest all time.
  • The only faster time this year was by defending NCAA mile champion Kaela Edwards of Colorado State at 4:28.75 in the same race.
  • It is Purrier's third Track Performer of the Week award this season.

 

Female Field Performer of the Week

Anika Hibbard, Albany - So., Multis/High Jump, Bedford, N.H.

  • Placed second in the high jump at the Tyson Invitational.
  • Mark of 5-08.75 (1.75m) was an indoor personal best.
  • Broke indoor school record of 5-08-50 set in 2013 by Rochelle Reid.

 

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; Female Track Performer of the Week: 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, UAlbany; 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, UAlbany; Female Track Performer of the Week: Elinor Purrier, New Hampshire; Female Field Performer of the Week: Mary Adeyeye, UAlbany

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

Feb. 7 – Male Track Performer of the Week: Myles Banfield, Albany; Male Field Performer of the Week: Matthew Campbell, Albany; Female Track Performer of the Week: Niamani Morrison, Albany; Female Field Performer of the Week: Kaylyn Gordon, Stony Brook

Feb. 14 – Male Track Performer of the Week: Eric Holt, Binghamton; Male Field Performer of the Week: Devon Willis, Albany; Female Track Performer of the Week: Elinor Purrier, New Hampshire; Female Field Performer of the Week: Anika Hibbard, Albany

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