Falcons junior sprinter Omar Johnson was named NCAA Division II National Track and Field Men’s Athlete of the Week by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
Johnson helped lead the Falcons to their 18th consecutive CIAA men’s title this past weekend by winning the 400-meter dash in a blazing time of 45.78 seconds.
▪ Saint Augustine’s regained the top spot in the men’s division and moved up to No. 2 in the women’s division of the NCAA Division II National Outdoor Track and Field Rankings.
Barton: Alexandria Robinson is Conference Carolinas Women’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week after recording an NCAA provisional mark and setting a Barton school record 1:01.92 in the 400-meter hurdles at the Morgan State Legacy Meet in Baltimore.
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▪ Barton’s Angel Alvarez is Conference Carolinas Men’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week after posting the third-fastest time in the 400-meter run in the league this year with a mark of 48.85 seconds at the Morgan State Legacy Meet.
Mount Olive: Angus Sinclair is Conference Carolinas Men’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week after breaking the decathlon record with 6698 points and the High Jump record in the decathlon with a height of 2.02M.
Saint Aug’s: Junior Jason Baytop is CIAA Baseball Defensive Player of the Week after recording nine putouts and no errors in four games.
Mount Olive: Joe Koehler is Conference Carolinas Baseball Player of the Week, after batting over .600 in all but one game.
▪ The team dropped a doubleheader 9-1, 3-1 to visiting UNC-Pembroke in the regular season finale.
St. Aug’s: The team swept CIAA l weekly awards , with sophomore Korey Hill named Offensive Player of the Week, freshman Danyelle Noland Defensive Player of the Week, sophomore Meranda Zanni Pitcher of the Week and Nikki Bynum Bumpass voted Coach of the Week. They helped the Lady Falcons post a 5-1 record last week, including a 4-0 CIAA mark.
Mount Olive: Taylor Carter is Conference Carolinas Softball Player of the Week after batting .714 (10-for-14) for the week and breaking school record for stolen bases (30) in a season.