Courtesy: Atlantic 10 Conference

Delasanta, Vadis, Black and Deveau Earn A-10 Outdoor Track & Field Performer of the Week Honors

By Atlantic 10 Conference

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Rhode Island sophomore Anthony Delasanta and his senior teammate Thomas Vadis were named the Atlantic 10 Conference Men’s Track & Field Performers of the Week, respectively, while George Mason’s Cason Gardner earned Men’s Rookie of the Week honors. Rhode Island junior Lotte Black and Massachusetts redshirt senior Bridget Deveau were named Women’s Track and Field Performers of the Week, respectively, while George Mason’s Annabelle Eastman and Richmond’s Rachel Helbling shared Women’s Rookie of the Week accolades. The awards, announced Tuesday, are for meets held April 15-21.

Delasanta continued his career-best season at the Holy Cross Invitational last weekend. He won his first collegiate 100-meter race in 10.75 seconds and set another personal best winning the 200 meters in 21.28 seconds.

 

Vadis won the hammer throw at the Holy Cross Invitational on Saturday. His career-best mark of 58.54 meters (192' 1") currently leads the conference.

 

Gardner cleared 2.10 meters in the high jump, the new top jump in the A-10. The freshman was the top collegian finisher at the Duke Invitational. The jump was a personal record and sits at 32nd in the NCAA East Region.

 

Black broke the 1500-meter record she previously set earlier this outdoor season at Princeton's Larry Ellis Invite on Saturday. Her new time of 4:17.28 leads the A-10, and is currently 15th in the East Region and 25th in the country. This is the third record Black has broken in the outdoor season and sixth of the year.

 

Deveau broke her own school record in the heptathlon at the Virginia Challenge on Saturday, winning the final two events to finish third with a score of 5,324 points, improving upon her previous record of 5,048 set in 2016. She was fourth in the long jump with a mark of 18 feet, 10.75 inches to collect 777 points. Deveau then closed out the competition by winning javelin (132 feet, 2 inches, 637 points) and the 800-meter run (2:15.34, 888 points).

 

Eastman placed second in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in the Duke Invitational (10:27.20). She set a new school record at Mason, sits fifth in A-10 and 34th in the NCAA East Region.

 

Helbling ran a personal best 54.62 in the 400-meter dash at the Duke Invitational, consistently continuing this season to improve her time in the event.  She placed third overall in the event as a freshman. She also led off for the Spiders winning the 4x400-meter relay which set a new Richmond program record of 3:43.56.

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