NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – George Mason’s Steven Flynn and Rhode Island’s Ondrej Honka were named the Atlantic 10 Conference Men’s Indoor Track and Field Co-Performers of the Week while Richmond’s Amanda Corbosiero was named the Women’s Performer of the Week. Also honored was Fordham’s Michael Petersen, who was named the Men’s Rookie of the Week and Duquesne’s Liz Wayne who was named the Women’s Rookie of the Week. The awards were based off performances from Jan. 30-Feb. 5.
Flynn, a senior from Edison, N.J., posted his first win of the year, taking first in the 3,000 meter run at the Scarlet and White Invitational on Saturday. Flynn won the race in a personal-best time of 8:12.49, which is the fastest time in the Atlantic 10 this season.
Honka finished second at the Armory Track Invitational against a national caliber field in the pole vault clearing a height of 5.05m (16' 6.75"). The senior from Opava, Czech Republic, also came back the next day to win URI's Coaches Tribute meet in the same event with a mark of 4.90m (16' 0.75"). He currently leads the conference in the event.
Corbosiero, a junior from Roseland, N.J., finished fourth at the Armory 1,000 meters. She ran the event in 2:44.52, which ranks sixth in the NCAA and first in the Atlantic 10, the time also ranks second fastest in Richmond indoor track and field history.
Petersen bested the field in the 800 meter run at the Metropolitan Championships with a time of 1:53.25. Later, the freshman from Toronto, Ontario, joined teammates Brian Cook, Fritz Heinrich and Louis Santelli to win the 4x800 relay in an IC4A qualifying time of 7:45.60.
Wayne, a freshman from Colorado Springs, Colo., set a school record in high jump (5'8") at YSU National Mid-Major Double Duals. This record sits atop all other high jumpers in the conference.