Monday, January 19, 2009

Charlotte track athletes honored

Three Charlotte student athletes picked up three-quarters of the Atlantic 10 weekly track and field awards following a successful weekend meet at Virginia Tech.

Senior Lamarra Currie picked up her second A-10 Performer of the Week award following her win the 60m dash and turn in a season-best time in the 200m dash. Both of her performances at Virginia Tech place her at the top of the A-10 for the current indoor season.

Sophomore Darius Law picked up his second Performer of the Week honor following up on his record setting performance in the 400m dash. Law’s 400m dash time was his second runner-up finish in the event on the year, while he snapped the 400m dash indoor school record for the second time this year. The Raleigh native also owns two indoor school records - the 300m and 400m dash marks, respectively.

Following his second career meet at the collegiate level, freshman Jake Deaton rookie of the week honors following a seventh place performance at the Hokie Invitational with his 49'9 ¾" toss in the shot put event. Deaton’s throw won his flight and was the third best throw in Charlotte history in the event.