NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – George Mason’s Adrian Vaughn was named the Atlantic 10 Conference’s Men’s Indoor Track & Field Performer of the Week, while Mason’s Mandissa Marshall and VCU’s Kiara Porter were named Women’s Co-Performers of the Week for meets held Jan. 6-12, the league announced Monday. Also honored was Torey Doaty of Saint Joseph’s, who was named Men’s Rookie of the Week, and Heather MacLean of Massachusetts, who was named Women’s Rookie of the Week.
Vaughn, a senior from Reston, Va., set a new personal record at this past weekend’s Father Diamond Invitational with a time of 6.91 in the 60-meters placing him fifth overall.
Marshall, a senior from Mountain Top, Pa., took the top spot in the Pole Vault this past weekend at the Father Diamond Invitational with a mark of 4.00 meters. Marshall's vault is currently ranked eighth in the nation.
Porter, a junior from Yorktown, Va., opened up her junior campaign by setting a new school and personal record in the 500-meters with a time of 1:13.54. The returning All-American’s time in the 500-meters currently stands as the top time in the country.
Doaty, a freshman from Wexford, Pa., placed fifth in the 500-meters out of 47 sprinters at the Penn State Relays en route to posting an IC4A qualifying time of 1:04.75. The rookie also anchored the third-place 4x4 team that also qualified for the IC4As with a time of 3:18.38.
MacLean, a freshman from Peabody, Mass., finished first in the 800-meters in her first collegiate event at the Yale Invitational with a time of 2:17.08. MacLean was one of three UMass runners to finish in the top eight of the event.