ATLANTA, Ga. - The seventh set of ASUN Conference Men's Outdoor Track and Field weekly accolades were awarded to Kennesaw State's Jordan Hewing & DJ Akindele as well as Liberty's Kyle Mitchell and North Florida's Jaasiel Torres, announced Wednesday by the league office.
ASUN Men's Outdoor Track Performer of the Week - May 1st
Jordan Hewing, Kennesaw State
Sophomore | Sprints | Marietta, Ga.
- First Career ASUN Conference Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week honor; second this season for KSU
- Competed in the 200-meter Dash & 4x100m Relay at the Don McGarey Invitational
- Posted a personal record of 21.27 seconds in the 200m to win the event
- Added a leg of the program record time in the 4x100m at 40.12
- Relay performance ranks first in the ASUN, 36th in East Region & 66th nationally
Other Nominees: Alejandro Perlaza Zapata, Liberty; Pritinder Singh, NJIT; Timothy Doyle, North Florida.
ASUN Men's Outdoor Field Performer of the Week - May 1st
Kyle Mitchell, Liberty
Sophomore | Throws | Kingston, Jamaica
- First Career ASUN Conference Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week award; third this season for Liberty
- Competed in the Shot Put & Discus at the Virginia Grand Prix
- Landed an ASUN-leading toss of 18.47m (60'7.25) in the Shot Put to place fifth
- Earned ninth place in the Discus with a top distance of 49.47m (162'3)
- Ranks 36th nationally in the Shot & 82nd in NCAA East Region for Discus
Other Nominees: Brenton Rosa, Kennesaw State; Nasiem Chandler, NJIT; Jaasiel Torres, North Florida.
ASUN Men's Outdoor Freshmen of the Week - May 1st
DJ Akindele, Kennesaw State
Freshman | Hurdles | Stockbrige, Ga.
- Second Career ASUN Conference Outdoor Freshman of the Week Award; second-straight
- Competed in the 110-meter Hurdles & 4x100 Relay at the Don McGarey Invitational
- Won the 110m Hurdles with a time of 14.04; ranks 35th in nation for the event
- Added a leg in the 4x100m Relay with a time of 40.12 to set the program record
- Ranks 67th nationally in the relay & first in the ASUN
Jaasiel Torres, North Florida
Freshman | High Jump | Sarasota, Fla.
- First Career ASUN Conference Outdoor Freshman of the Week Award; third this season for UNF
- Competed in the High Jump at Florida's Tom James Memorial meet
- Placed third in the event with a personal record height of 2.11m (6'11)
- Leads the ASUN in the high jump by 3.5 inches
- Ranks 33rd in the NCAA East Region & 53rd nationally
Other Nominees: Anders Janes, Liberty; Connor Letko, NJIT.
ASUN Men's Outdoor Track & Field Weekly Winners
May 1st - Track: Jordan Hewing, KSU | Field: Kyle Mitchell, Liberty | Freshman: DJ Akindele, KSU & Jaasiel Torres, UNF
April 24th - Track: Felix Kandie, Liberty | Field: Daniel Haugh, Kennesaw State | Freshman: DJ Akindele, Kennesaw State
April 17th - Track: Alejandro Perlaza Zapata, Liberty | Field: Jose Ballivian, Liberty | Freshman: Anders Janes, Liberty
April 10th - Track: Jonathan Schwind, Lipscomb | Field: Tyler Blalock, Kennesaw State | Freshman: Austin Thompson, North Florida
April 3rd - Track: Noah Perkins, North Florida | Field: Daniel Haugh, Kennesaw State | Freshman: Anders Janes, Liberty
March 27th - Track: Jonathan Schwind, Lipscomb | Field: Denzell Pratt, Liberty | Freshman: Timothy Doyle, North Florida
March 20th - Track: Paris Williams, Kennesaw State | Field: Daniel Haugh, Kennesaw State | Freshman: Kameron Davis, Kennesaw State
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