NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – George Mason’s Trent Lancaster and Taylor Williams were named Men’s and Women’s Track Performers of the Week, while Brett Kowalczyk of Saint Louis and Carly Peters of Davidson were announced as the Men’s and Women’s Field Performers of the Week. The Field Performer of the Week award is a new award this year. George Mason’s Nick Corbin and Autumn White claimed Men’s and Women’s Rookie of the Week. The awards, the first of the season, were based off performances from meets held on March 19– 25.
Lancaster, a junior from Sterling, Va., finished second in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Dan Stimson Memorial Quad on Saturday in Williamsburg, Va. His time of 9:16.47 is a personal-best and is the fastest time in the Atlantic 10 this season. It also reached the qualifying mark for the IC4A championships.
Williams won a pair of events at the Dan Stimson Memorial Quad on Saturday in Williamsburg, Va. The Columbia, Md., native recorded her first collegiate victory as she won the 100-meter dash with a wind-aided time of 12.22. She then ran the third leg of the 4x100 meter relay team, which won in a time of 46.79.
Kowalczyk, a junior from Peru, Ill., is second in the conference in two events this season after throwing 14.50m (47’ 7”) in the shot put and 45.11m (148’) in the hammer.
Peters, a sophomore from Eagleville, Pa., won the javelin at the Wake Forest Outdoor Opener Saturday, stretching the tape 43.59 meters (143” 0”) on her second attempt of the day.
Corbin, a freshman from Mechanicsville, Va., took second in the 110-meter hurdles at the Dan Stimson Memorial Quad on Saturday in Williamsburg, Va. His wind-aided time of 14.74 is the second-fastest time in the Atlantic 10 this season and was a personal-best. He also ran a personal-best time of 57.65 in the 400-meter hurdles to finish eighth.
White won the pole vault at the Dan Stimson Memorial Quad on Saturday in Williamsburg, Va. The Forest, Va., product leaped an outdoor personal-best mark of 3.69 meters (12’ 1.50”) for the best jump in the Atlantic 10 this season.