CAA Track & Field Honors – April 2
RICHMOND, Va. (April 2, 2013) – The CAA has announced track and field weekly honors for the week ending March 31. On the men’s side, George Mason’s David Verburg was named the men’s Track Athlete of the Week while Northeastern’s Max Milder collected men’s Field Athlete of the Week honors. For the women, Cierra McGee of George Mason and Meena Reid of UNCW were selected as women’s Track Athletes of the Week while Adrena May of James Madison received women’s Field Athlete of the Week honors.
Verburg, the 2012 CAA Male Athlete of the Year, picked up his first weekly Track Athlete of the Week award of the season after placing first in the 200 meters at the Raleigh Relays. Verburg won the event with a time of 20.94, currently the seventh-fastest time in the nation. The Lynchburg, Va. native also helped his 4x100m relay team to a sixth-place finish with a time of 40.88 and his 4x400m relay team to an 11th place finish with a time of 3:14.25. All three of his times at the meet were IC4A qualifying marks.
Milder was the second Northeastern athlete to pick up Field Athlete of the Week honors after taking top honors in the hammer throw at the Snowflake Classic. Milder won the event with a throw of 60.47 meters, which was the 13th-best mark in the country so far this season. The throw also qualified him for the New England Championships.
McGee earned her first women’s Track Athlete of the Week award of the season after capturing gold in the 200 meters at the Raleigh Relays. She won the event in a time of 23.84, which is currently the 23rd-fastest time in the nation, and the fastest in the CAA. She then helped the 4x100m and 4x400m relay teams to ECAC qualifying marks. The 4x4 won section two of the event and placed third overall in 3:39.84, which is the 21st fastest time nationally and fastest in the CAA.
Reid picked up her second women’s Track Athlete of the Week award of the season after three first-place finishes at the Winthrop Invitational. Reid captured two individual gold medals in the 100 meters (11.59) and the 200 meters (24.89), setting new school records in both events. Both of her times were in the top 25 of the NCAA East Region with the 100 ranking 11th and her 200 time 23rd. The Gastonia, N.C. native also helped her 4x100 relay team pick up top honors with a time of 46.36.May collected her first women’s Field Athlete of the Week award after recording the second-best hammer throw in JMU history at the Raleigh Relays. May’s throw measured 49.17 meters (161’4”) and was good enough for 14th place in the event.