Lancaster, Hamer, Simmons, Campbell Earn A-10 Outdoor Track & Field Performer of the Week Honors
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – George Mason’s Trent Lancaster and Jaylen Simmons earned the Atlantic 10 Conference Men’s Track & Field Performer of the Week honors, respectively while Mason junior Khalilah Hamer was named Women’s Track Performer of the Week and Dayton’s Colleen Campbell was named Women’s Field Performer of the Week. La Salle freshman Chris Lewis was named Men’s Rookie Performer of the Week and Mason’s Hannah Rosenfeld was named Women’s Rookie of the Week. The awards, announced Tuesday, are for meets held March 18-24.
Lancaster finished second in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Dan Stimson Memorial on Saturday at William & Mary. The graduate student from Sterling, Va., posted the fastest time - 9:17.92 - in the Atlantic 10 this season and ninth-fastest in the East Region. The time also qualified him for the IC4A Championships.
Simmons placed second in the shot put at the Dan Stimson Memorial at William & Mary. Simmons posted the second-best mark all-time in program history with a heave of 17.07 meters. His throw is the second-longest in the Atlantic 10 this year and ranks 26th in the East Region. The sophomore from Waynesboro, Va., also finished 10th in the discus (46.67 meters) and 12th in the hammer throw (43.70).
Hamer finished first in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Dan Stimson Memorial on Saturday at William & Mary. Hamer's time of 10:53.31 ranks first in the Atlantic 10 this season and fifth in the East Region.
Campbell had a personal record of 3.85 meters in the pole vault to take fifth place at the Vanderbilt Black and Gold Invitational Saturday in her first ever outdoor collegiate meet. The 3.85-meter clearance was the second-highest at the Vanderbilt Invitational. Her 3.85-meter vault is tied for the best mark in the Atlantic 10 this outdoor season. Campbell's previous PR in the indoor pole vault is 3.70 meters.
Lewis opened the outdoor season by winning the 100-meter dash title at the Penn Challenge on Saturday. He finished with a time of 10.77 seconds to defeat 16 other individuals in the event.
Rosenfeld placed second in the javelin at William & Mary on Saturday. Rosenfeld, a native of Oakland, Calif., was throwing the javelin for the first time and recorded a mark of 42.48 meters, which is the second-best throw in the A-10 this year by just four inches.