Delasanta, Evankovich, Reardon and Wissing Named A-10 Track & Field Performers of the Week
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Rhode Island redshirt sophomore Anthony Delasanta and Duquesne redshirt sophomore Bethany Evankovich were named A-10 Conference Men’s and Women’s Track Performers of the Week, respectively while Fordham’s Nikolas Reardon and Saint Louis’ Katie Wissing were named Men’s and Women’s Field Performers of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Rhode Island’s Jack Reichenbach and Saint Louis’ Susan D’Onofrio won Rookie of the Week accolades. The awards are for meets run Dec. 3-9.
Delasanta won his season-opening 400-meter race at Northeastern's "Howlin Husky" Invitational. His time of 49.76 seconds currently leads the conference. The Franklin, Mass., native also placed in the 200-meter dash and is currently ranked third in the conference in the 200 meters with his time of 22.51 seconds.
Evankovich paced the Dukes with three top-five finishes at the Youngstown State Icebreaker to open the 2018-19 indoor season, highlighted with a first-place mark in the 400-meter dash (55.42). The Edinboro, Pa., Product also placed third in the 200-meter dash (24.95) and fourth in the 4x400-meter relay (4:00.85).
Reardon had a strong showing at the Fordham Season Opener on Friday, winning three events in the first of two home meets at the Lombardi Center Field House. The sophomore from Topsfield, Mass., won the long jump (7.01m), triple jump (14.38m) and high jump (1.95m), all season-bests.
Wissing won the long jump (5.61m) and the triple jump (11.82m) at the Saluki Fast Start. The sophomore from Milwaukee, Wis., leads the A-10 performance list in both the long jump and the triple jump.
Reichenbach won two events in his collegiate debut at Northeastern's "Howlin Husky" Invite. The Allentown, Pa. product opened up by winning the long jump with a best of 6.93 meters (22' 9") then followed that up by winning the high jump with a best of 2.03 meters (6' 8"). He currently leads the conference with his 6' 8" mark in the high jump.
D’Onofrio placed second in the triple jump at the Saluki Fast Start at Southern Illinois, posting a mark of 11.37 meters. The rookie from Geneva, Ill. has the top mark in the triple jump by a freshman in the A-10.