Indoor Track & Field Weekly Awards: Week 1

Indoor Track & Field Weekly Awards: Week 1

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MEN'S TRACK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK - George Papoulis (Neapoli, Greece), Sophomore, UMass Dartmouth

Papoulis set a meet record at the UMass Boston Indoor Open, running to victory in the 500-meter run in 1:04.60. The previous meet record of 1:06.80 was by Tyler Moules of Division II Stonehill College, and fell just short of the school record (1:04.50).

MEN'S FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK - Jared Louf-Woods (Salem, Mass), Senior, UMass Dartmouth

Louf-Woods set both the UMass Dartmouth and meet record in the weight throw at the UMass Boston Indoor Open, hurling a distance of 59-6.25 (18.14m) to top the field of 13. His mark surpasses the previous school record of 58-7.5 set by Robert Yarbough in 2012, and easily outdid the meet record of 59-1. Later in the day, he captured shot put title at 48-4.75 (14.75m).

MEN'S ROOKIE TRACK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK - Virgil Harrell III (Hamden, Conn.), Freshman, UMass Boston

Harrell posted a second place finish in the 500-meter dash at the UMass Boston Indoor Open, crossing the line in with a time of 1:08.71 to lead all Beacon runners.

MEN'S RELAY TEAM OF THE WEEK -  Keene State 4x400m Relay Team

Jared Hannon, Anthony Jennings, Brandon Castor, and Clinton Mungeta won the 4x400 meter relay after registering a time of 3:37.26 at the UMass Boston Indoor Open.

WOMEN'S TRACK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK - Wadeline Jonathas (Gonainves, Haiti), Sophomore, UMass Boston

Jonathas won her first two events of the 2017-18 season in record-setting fashion,  recording winning times of 25.02 seconds in the 200-meter dash and 1:17.43 in the 500-meter dash at the UMass Boston Indoor Open. She set new meet and program records in both events.

WOMEN'S FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK - Destinee Barrette (Warwick, R.I.), Senior, Rhode Island College

Barrette placed third (13.69m) in the weight throw and placed 19th in the shot put (9.77m) as RIC opened the 2017-18 season at the UMass Boston Indoor Open.

WOMEN'S ROOKIE TRACK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK - Shayna Cousineau (Cranston, R.I.), Freshman, Rhode Island College

Cousineau, the reigning LEC Women's Cross Country Runner and Rookie Runner of th Year, posted a sixth place finish in the 5,000m (19:28.87) as RIC opened the season at the UMass Boston Indoor Open.

WOMEN'S ROOKIE FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK - Chelsea Yang (Warwick, R.I.), Freshman, Rhode Island College

Yang opened the 2017-18 season by finishing first in the weight throw with a toss of 15.44 meters at the UMass Boston Indoor Open.

WOMEN'S RELAY TEAM OF THE WEEK - UMass Boston 4x400m Relay Team

Olivia Burnes, Ashley Hernandez, Taylor Driggers, Wadeline Jonathas won their first 4x400 meter relay of the season after registering a time of 4:09.21 at the UMass Boston Indoor Open.