WATERVILLE, Me. (May 2, 2019) – Just days after sweeping the men's and women's conference championships, the SUNY Delhi track & field team claimed four NAC Athletes of The Week awards. Katerina Salcedo, Diana Echols, Glenn Butler Jr. and Humphrey Banful earned weekly accolades, as their performances aided Delhi to winning not just its first NAC team championships, but also topped the entire three-conference field that consisted of schools from the GNAC and NECC. The combined championship took place Saturday and Sunday at Regis College in Weston, Mass.
Salcedo (Binghamton, NY / Binghamton), who earned Women's Track Athlete of the Week, was on hand for five of Delhi's victories, including three individual titles. The freshman bested the entire three-conference field in the 400 meters with a career-best 1:00.97, while taking the top conference finish in the 1500 meters with a new PR of 5:08.74 and the 800 meters, her top event, at 2:26.63. Salcedo ran a leg on two of the Broncos' three championship relay teams, starting with Saturday's 4x800 with a time of 10:23.58 and the 4x400 at 4:16.20. This marks her fourth conference weekly honor of the season.
Echols (Ellenville, NY / Ellenville) was the Women's Field Athlete of the Week after throwing her way to a pair of victories. The junior won the shot put with a distance of 11.36m, then topped the NAC in the hammer at 41.49m. This is Echols' third NAC weekly accolade of the spring.
Butler (White Plains, NY / White Plains), who jumped and sprinted to Men's Field Athlete of the Week, led the Broncos with three individual victories. He bested the combined competition with career bests in the high jump at 2.06m and the long jump at 6.87m. The sophomore went on to take the top NAC time with a new PR in the 100 meters at 11.44. This is Butler's second NAC weekly honor this year.
Banful (Brooklyn, NY / Clara Barton) ran and hurdled his way to Men's Rookie of the Week after earning three total wins and two individual victories. He took the top overall time in the 110-meter hurdles with a career-best 15.71 and led the NAC in the 400-meter hurdles at 1:00.36. The freshman went on to run on the winning 4x400 team that clocked in a time of 3:28.78.
The Broncos will conclude their regular season at the West Point Twilight on Thursday, May 9th at 4:00 p.m. Following that, Delhi will compete in the AARTFC Championships from Wednesday, May 15 and Thursday, May 16 at SUNY Cortland.