NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – George Mason’s Rico Gomez was named the Atlantic 10 Conference Men’s Indoor Track and Field Performer of the Week while Richmond’s Amanda Corbosiero and Massachusetts’ Emilie Cowan were named the Women’s Co-Performers of the Week. Also honored was Davidson’s James Davis, who was named the Men’s Rookie of the Week, and Rhode Island’s Juleen Davis, who was named the Women’s Rookie of the Week. The awards were based off performances from Feb. 6-12.
Gomez, a sophomore from Upper Marlboro, Md., snagged a pair of second-place finishes at the SPIRE NCAA Division I Track & Field Invitational at the SPIRE Institute on Saturday in Geneva, Ohio. Gomez finished second in the 300-meter dash with a personal-best time of 33.69. He then anchored the 4x400-meter relay team to a second-place finish with a time of 3:07.99. The 4x400-meter relay team has the fastest time in the Atlantic 10 by more than five seconds and is the 20th fastest 4x4 team in the country.
Cowan broke her own school record in the 400-meters at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational with a time of 53.67. The sophomore from Maplewood, N.J., finished first overall in a field of 159 competitors. Her time currently tops the A-10 and ranks 26th nationally.
Corbosiero, a junior from Roseland, N.J., recorded a time of 4:41.56 in the mile at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational. Her mark is top in the Atlantic 10 this season, second all-time in Richmond program history and currently 26th in the nation.
Davis finished first in the pole vault at the JDL College Team Challenge clearing 4.55 meters. The freshman from Clarkesville, Ga., opened at 4.25 meter and needed only four attempts to clear the 4.55 meter height.
Lewis placed second overall in the triple jump with a personal best and ECAC qualifying mark of 40' 6". The performance by the freshman from Dorchester, Mass., ranks as the third best jump in school history. She also recorded jumps of 40' 5.5" and 40' 2.75" which are the ninth and tenth best Rhode Island marks all-time. She was also fifth in the 60-meter dash with a personal best and ECAC qualifying time of 7.69 seconds.