ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
For the week ending March 20, 2022
FOOD LION MEN’S TRACK ATHLETE OF THE WEEKWarren Williams, Johnson C. Smith
(Fr – N/A)Coming off an appearance at the NCAA indoor nationals, Williams ran an NCAA Division II provisional qualifying time of 14.21 in the 110m hurdles to open his outdoor season at the Bob Davidson Memorial meet in High Point, NC. The freshman sprinter placed second overall, ahead of several DI athletes, and was the top finisher among DII competitors in the event. His time in the 110m hurdles currently ranks third in the country and tops in the CIAA and Atlantic Region. In a field with several DI competitors, Williams also finished 11th overall in the 400m hurdles with a time of 57.64, which ranks third-best in the conference this outdoor season.
FOOD LION MEN’S FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Jordan Peebles, Virginia Union
(Jr – Emporia, VA)
Pebbles, a two-sport athlete at VUU, posted an NCAA Division II provisional qualifying mark of 14.86 meters (48’9″) in the triple jump to finish first overall at the Fred Hardy Invitational, ahead of CIAA indoor champion Emmanuel Oguntoye from rival Virginia State. An All-CIAA performer on the hardwood the past two seasons, Peebles delivered a triple jump mark that currently ranks fourth nationally in Division II and leads both the CIAA and Atlantic Region this outdoor season.
FOOD LION WOMEN’S TRACK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK Lydia Chapple, Livingstone
(So – Orangeburg, SC)Chapple finished first in both the 100 and 200 meters with times of 12.05 and 24.60, respectively, at the Rams College Invitational. The Orangeburg, SC native’s time in the 200m leads the CIAA and Atlantic Region while her 100m time ranks second in both the conference and region this outdoor season.
FOOD LION WOMEN’S FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Aria Goode, Johnson C. Smith
(Fr – Norfolk, VA)
Goode posted a CIAA-best mark of 11.86m (38’11”) in the triple jump at the Bob Davidson Memorial meet in High Point to open her outdoor season, leading all Division II competitors and finishing fourth overall. Her mark, which was just short of the NCAA provisional standard, leads the Atlantic Region this outdoor season. Goode also competed in the 4×100 relay on the Golden Bulls B team that finished seventh overall and second among DII schools with a time of 50.28, just behind their teammates from JCSU.