ATLANTA, Ga. - Liberty swept the ASUN Conference Men's Indoor Track and Field weekly honors with Alejandro Perlaza Zapata, Jose Ballivian & Felix Kandie all registering strong performances at the Liberty Kickoff meet to take home the league honors.
ASUN Men's Indoor Track Performer of the Week - Jan. 30th
Alejandro Perlaza Zapata, Liberty
Senior | Sprints | Cali, Colombia | Interdisciplinary Studies
- First Career ASUN Conference Indoor Track Athlete of Week honor; first-ever for Liberty
- Won all three events he competed in during the Liberty Kickoff; 200m, 500m & 4x400m Relay
- Posted the world's fastest time in the 500m Dash (1:01.35); broke school, facility & meet record
- Added time of 21.17 in the 200m Dash to set the school record; ranks 33rd in the NCAA
- Capped event with win in 4x400m Relay with time of 3:11.39; ranks 32nd in the nation
Other Nominees: Chase Kennedy, Kennesaw State.
ASUN Men's Indoor Field Performer of the Week - Jan. 30th
Jose Ballivian, Liberty
Sophomore | Throws | Santiago, Chile | Business Administration
- Second Career ASUN Conference Indoor Field Athlete of the Week award; second-straight
- Claimed the Shot Put title at the Liberty Kickoff in his home debut
- Won by more than three feet with his top toss of 17.84m (58'6.5)
- Ranks first in the ASUN by 1.21m & sits 49th in the NCAA for the event
- Bested competitors from KSU; Chuck McConville & Tyler Blalock
Other Nominees: Chuck McConville, Kennesaw State.
ASUN Men's Indoor Freshman of the Week - Jan. 30th
Felix Kandie, Liberty
Freshman | Distance | Eldoret, Kenya | Psychology
- First Career ASUN Conference Indoor Freshman of the Week Award; first-ever for Liberty
- Competed in the Mile Run at the Liberty Kickoff meet
- Top collegiate finisher in the event claiming second place in a time of 4:09.59
- Fastest time in the ASUN this season & broke Liberty freshman record
- Now ranks sixth all-time on the Liberty mile list
Other Nominees: DJ Akindele, Kennesaw State.
ASUN Men's Indoor Track & Field Weekly Winners
Jan. 30th - Track: Alejandro Perlaza Zapata, Liberty | Field: Jose Ballivian, Liberty | Freshman: Felix Kandie, Liberty
Jan. 23rd - Track: Jonathan Imes, Lipscomb | Field: Jose Ballivian, Liberty | Freshman: Jaasiel Torres, North Florida
Jan. 16th - Track: Paris Williams, KSU | Field: Nasiem Chandler, NJIT | Freshman: DJ Akindele, KSU