Gomez, Sears, Amo, Andre Earn Indoor Track and Field Weekly Honors
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – George Mason’s Rico Gomez was named Men’s Track Performer of the Week, while Sarah Sears of Davidson claimed Women’s Track Performer of the Week. Rhode Island’s Brandon Amo and Saint Joseph’s Claudine Andre earned Men’s and Women’s Field Performer of the Week. Miles Hollimon of Davidson earned Men’s Rookie of the Week, while Autumn White of George Mason won Women’s Rookie of the Week. The awards were based
Gomez finished first in the 500-meter dash at the Keydet Invitational at VMI over the weekend. The junior from Upper Marlboro, Md., ran a time of 1:03.96, the fastest in the Atlantic 10 this season, for his third victory in three weeks (in three different events). The reigning A-10 Men’s Track Performer of the Week also took ninth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 21.69.
Sears, a senior from Arlington, Va., broke the meet record at the Wake Forest Invitational in the 3,000-meters, winning the race in 9:33.50. She broke the meet record (9:42.54) by nearly 10 seconds and the Davidson program record (9:52.11) by nearly 20 seconds.
Amo, a senior from Warwick, R.I., finished second in the weight throw at the URI Sorlien Memorial Meet Saturday. His distance of 19.31 meters (63’4.25) is tied from eighth all-time in the URI history. It is the farthest throw in the conference since 2015.
At the Penn 8-Team Select on Saturday, Andre won the high jump with an ECAC-qualifying height of 1.70 meters (5’7), hitting her season-best mark for the second consecutive weekend. That performance by the senior from Upper Darby, Pa., earned over a quarter of SJU’s total points for the meet. Her high jump mark ties for first in the A-10 this season.
Hollimon, a freshman from Reisterstown, Md., became the first Wildcat to break seven seconds in the 60-meter dash Saturday at the Wake Forest Invitational. Hollimon set the program record in the prelims first before returning in the finals to place fourth with a time of 6.98 seconds. He broke a seven-year-old record of 7.05 seconds.
White finished second in the pole vault at the Keydet Invitational at VMI over the weekend for her best performance of her young career. The freshman from Forest, Va., cleared 3.60 meters (11’9.75) to finish only behind her teammate. White’s jump was the third-highest in the Atlantic 10 this season.