AWARDS: Rodriguez, Cecotti earn ASC honors for @UTT_TF

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

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AMERICAN SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE TRACK AND FIELD ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
Competitions: February 23-24, 2018

MEN’S TRACK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK – Matthew Cecotti, Fr., UT Tyler
University of Texas at Tyler freshman Matthew Cecotti (Lindale, Texas) earned his second Track Athlete of the Week award by opening the outdoor season with wins in the 800 and 1,500 meters at the East Texas Time Trial. He posted a time of 2:02.93 in the 800 and 4:12.66 in the 1,500.
 
MEN’S FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK – Thomas Reynolds, Fr., East Texas Baptist
East Texas Baptist University sophomore Thomas Reynolds (Marshall, Texas) won the second Athlete of the Week award in his career by winning the shot put with a throw of 14.14 meters (46 ft.-5 in.) at the East Texas Time Trial in Tyler, Texas. He won the vent by nearly eight feet, then placed second in the discus with a mark of 36.39 meters (119 ft.-5 in.).

WOMEN’S TRACK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK – Paulina Rodriguez, Jr., UT Tyler
UT Tyler junior Paulina Rodriguez (Tyler, Texas) won her first two events of the outdoor season at the East Texas Time Trials. She placed first in the 1,500 meters in 5:17.58 and had a time of 2:38.88 in the 800 meters.
 
WOMEN’S FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK – Bayli Luke, Fr., Concordia Texas
Concordia University Texas freshman Bayli Luke (Houston, Texas) broke the Tornado school record in the long jump at the Trinity Open. She recorded a distance of 5.46 meters (17 ft.-11 in.) and placed second.
 
OTHER TOP MEN’S PERFORMANCES
LeTourneau University junior Keishaun McMillian (Tyler, Texas) was one of the busiest YellowJackets in the outdoor season opener, earning a pair of top five finishes at the Trinity Open. He finished third with a long jump of 6.04 meters (19 ft.-9.75 in.) and fourth in the triple jump at 12.67 meters (41 ft.-7 in.). McMillian also threw the javelin 30.68 meters (100 ft.-8 in.), placing 12th.
 
LeTourneau senior Arvin Hrushka (Kaiserlautern, Germany) landed three top eight finishes at the Trinity Open. He ran the 400 meter hurdles in 1:00.22, finishing fifth, and was sixth with a 110 meter hurdle time of 17.43 seconds. Hrushka also cleared 3.70 meters (12 ft.-1.5 in.) in the pole vault to take fourth.
 
East Texas Baptist junior Beau Billings (Mansfield, Texas) finished second in the 1,500 meters, just three seconds off the lead, with a time of 4:15.99 at the East Texas Time Trial. He also helped the tigers win the distance medley relay by 19 seconds with a time of 11:12.32.
 
Concordia Texas junior Raul Villalpando (San Antonio, Texas) finished second in the 110 meter hurdles for the Tornados at the Trinity Open. He finished .02 out of first with a time of 15.41 seconds.

OTHER TOP WOMEN’S PERFORMANCES
UT Tyler freshman Michaela McGeary (Woodsboro, Texas) won the discus and the shot put at the UT Tyler East Texas Time Trial to start the outdoor season. She won the discus with a throw of 39.70 meters (130 ft.-3 in.) and claimed the shot put title at 11.35 meters (37 f.t-3 in.).
 
LeTourneau freshman Ro Galloway (Texarkana, Texas) earned one of two victories for the YellowJacket women at the Trinity Open in San Antonio, taking first in the 100 meters in 12.86 seconds. She finished second in the 200 meters in 27.30 seconds.
 
LeTourneau freshman Tori Field (Pleasanton, Calif.) placed sixth in the triple jump at the Trinity Open with a leap of 9.39 meters (30 ft.-9.75 in.) and was seventh with a mark of 4.78 meters (15 ft.-8.25 in.) in the long jump. She also had a time of 18.17 seconds in the 100 meter hurdles.
 
East Texas Baptist sophomore Brooklen Butler (Chireno, Texas) won the 400 meter dash at the East Texas Time Trial with a mark of 1:03.46. She also helped the Tigers win the 4x400 meter relay in 4:19.59 and place second in the 4x100 in 54.60 seconds.
 
Concordia Texas junior Emily Villines (Huntsville, Texas) set a new school record in the 10,000 meters at the Trinity Open, finishing 41:31.90. She placed fourth overall among men’s and women’s competitors and was the top female finisher in the race.
 
Sul Ross State University sophomore Audrey Lozano (Balmorhea, Texas) finished with a shot put toss of 11.93 meters (39 ft.-1.75 in.) to win the event at the Trinity Open in San Antonio.